Sunday, March 04, 2012

Sandra Fluke is an anti-Catholic Bigot

Sandra Fluke KNEW that Georgetown University did not provide for contraceptives when she enrolled there.  For a little background, Georgetown University is a very expensive private lawschool.  The tuition alone at Georgetown Law is $47,000 per year.  It is also a top tier law school.  If you can get in to Georgetown, you have many options for attending law school.  Sandra Fluke says, in the cited article, that she chose Georgetown law knowing that it didn't provide for contraception services and intending to "challenge" that policy.  She surely knew that Georgetown is a Catholic university.  It is not a public school.  It is a private school.  In my book that makes her an anti-Catholic bigot.  And let me just say that I am not a Roman Catholic.  But her intent, all along, apparently, has been to impose her views on an instrument of the Catholic church.  And to make it perfectly clear, we are not talking about a lot of money for birth control.  Ms. Fluke and her fellow students can purchase generic birth control pills from Target pharmacy, inter alia, for $4.00 per month (yes four dollars.).  If you can afford the tuition at Georgetown, you can afford $4.00.  No one is telling Ms. Fluke that she cannot take birth control pills.  This very Catholic university is not imposing its views on her.  They are just saying they won't pay for it.  It is Ms. Fluke and the feminists who are trying to impose their views on Georgetown by using the Courts and the power of the Health and Human Services administration.

The First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits government from interfering with the free exercise of religion.  Isn't Georgetown's decision not to include contraception services part of its free exercise of religion?  Ms. Fluke's view is that free exercise does not include anything that has to do with how you act.  The right to  control of your actions, in Ms. Fluke's view is reserved to the state.

Somehow, I don't like that.

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