Left can’t have con­tra­cep­tion is­sue both ways

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

San­dra Fluke is the adult poster child for the hypocrisy of the po­lit­i­cal left (“Ms. Fluke’s fluke,” Com­men­tary, Thurs­day). Out of one side of its col­lec­tive mouth, the left de­mands that the gov­ern­ment stay out of its be­d­room and womb, but from the other side, it de­mands that the gov­ern­ment (“we, the Peo­ple”) pay for its birth con­trol and abortions.

The left has en­listed this 30-year-old sin­gle woman at­tend­ing a pres­ti­gious univer­sity to claim be­fore Congress that she is go­ing broke pay­ing for con­tra­cep­tion be­cause of her sex­u­ally pro­mis­cu­ous be­hav­ior. Rush Lim­baugh apol­o­gized for call­ing Ms. Fluke a “slut” (def­i­ni­tion: “pro­mis­cu­ous woman”) a term al­most as vul­gar as one used by the left’s un­apolo­getic Bill Maher to in­sult and hu­mil­i­ate for­mer Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a mar­ried, monog­a­mous, con­ser­va­tive Chris­tian woman. What a dou­ble stan­dard. Where is the outrage?

Ms. Fluke, Pres­i­dent Obama and the Democrats are de­mand­ing that all Amer­i­cans pay for the con­tra­cep­tion of all women. This in­cludes morn­ing-af­ter abor­ti­fa­cients and abortions — even though abor­tion is against the moral be­liefs of half of all Amer­i­cans. Does that sound ab­surd? It is. The left ridicu­lously has made birth con­trol an is­sue in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion with the in­ten­tion of amass­ing the fe­male vote, but any woman with an ounce of in­tel­li­gence ought to see through this ruse.

This year’s elec­tion will de­cide the fate of Amer­ica: whether we be­come a so­cial­is­tic state or in­stead make a right turn to­ward a more moral so­ci­ety, the sort the Founders knew was im­per­a­tive for a free Amer­ica to sur­vive. It will be up to each of us to put aside any dis­agree­ments, get be­hind the even­tual GOP nom­i­nee and elect him pres­i­dent. LOR­RAINE RYAN Berwyn Heights

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