Leftist Activist Contraception Queen Sandra Fluke Wants Gender Reassignment to be Paid for by Health Insurance
The slippery liberal slope from contraception to gender reassignment … Its all just one huge LEFTIST AGENDA.
Sorry, the Sandra Fluke “contraception” controversy was a set up from the outset … Nothing that the LEFT ever does is because it just happens. It is always contrived and “AstroTurfed”. Check out “Sandra Fluke, Gender Reassignment, and Health Insurance” from The College Politico. The heck with contraceptives being covered by insurance, this Fluke wants gender reassignment to be covered by health insurance as well. But as Patterico Pontifications states, all this will be ignored by the MSM, they are too busy attacking Rush.
Sandra Fluke is being sold by the left as something she’s not. Namely a random co-ed from Georgetown law who found herself mixed up in the latest front of the culture war who was simply looking to make sure needy women had access to birth control. That, of course, is not the case.
As many have already uncovered Sandra Fluke she is, in reality, a 30 year old long time liberal activist who enrolled at Georgetown with the express purpose of fighting for the school to pay for students’ birth control. She has been pushing for mandated coverage of contraceptives at Georgetown for at least three years according to the Washington Post.
However, as I discovered today, birth control is not all that Ms. Fluke believes private health insurance must cover. She also, apparently, believes that it is discrimination deserving of legal action if “gender reassignment” surgeries are not covered by employer provided health insurance. She makes these views clear in an article she co-edited with Karen Hu in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.
How typical of the LEFT … anyone who does not cover something as outlandish as a sex change is being discriminatory.
From the College Politico, here is an excerpt of Employment Discrimination Against LGBTQ Persons appearing in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law’s Annual Review 2001:
Discrimination typically takes two forms: first, direct discrimination limiting access to benefits specifically needed by LGBTQ persons, and secondly, the unavailability of family-related benefits to LGBTQ families.
Their “prime example” of the first form of discrimination? Not covering sex change operations:
A prime example of direct discrimination is denying insurance coverage for medical needs of transgender persons physically transitioning to the other gender.
This so called “prime example” of discrimination is expounded on in a subsection titled “Gender Reassignment Medical Services” starting on page 636:
Transgender persons wishing to undergo the gender reassignment process frequently face heterosexist employer health insurance policies that label the surgery as cosmetic or medically unnecessary and therefore uncovered.
Now the LEFT has a bonus, they look to go after Conservative Radio Talk show host Rush Limbaugh for his “slut” comments even though he has apologized for his words. No matter, the LEFT hates conservative free speech and looks to take advantage of their opportunity. The insane LEFT does not even remember what the issue was about, they just see blood in the water and look to attack and threaten advertisers so they pull their business from El Rushbo. I would say this to the LEFT, be very careful what you wish for. The backlash and return pendulum swing is a bitch.
Just curious to take a page from the playbook of the Occupy Wall Street and so called 99%’ers … why would you want to pay for contraception of the 1%’ers like Sandra Fluke? How much do you think it cost to go to Georgetown? Do you really mean that an attorney or soon be one can’t afford $8 a month for birth control, really? Is this really what the health care debate is about? And you on the LEFT actually portrayed it as grannies not being provided medicine and people having to chose between food and medications. I guess we can all see what Obamacare and socialized medicine is really all about, can’t we.