Con­tra­cep­tion: Democrats’ red her­ring

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

Pres­i­dent Obama and the Democrats have de­lib­er­ately cre­ated a nar­ra­tive for an elec­tion year. The con­tra­cep­tion is­sue, which is re­ally a free­dom of re­li­gion is­sue, is the left’s way of try­ing to grow gov­ern­ment, sti­fle re­li­gious free­dom and dis­cour­age per­sonal re­spon­si­bil­ity.

This lat­est ploy by the left of hav­ing law stu­dent San­dra Fluke tes­tify be­fore Congress about women at Ge­orge­town Univer­sity need­ing some­one else to pay for their pro­mis­cu­ous be­hav­ior re­ally takes the cake. The left is on the at­tack against Rush Lim­baugh for his re­sponse to the ridicu­lous tes­ti­mony. But they and Ms. Fluke need to look in the mir­ror if they want to at­tach blame. They want to push their agenda, but do not want crit­i­cism.

For Ms. Fluke to go be­fore Congress and ba­si­cally ask tax­pay­ers and a Catholic univer­sity to foot the bill for her sex­ual needs is of­fen­sive be­yond de­scrip­tion. The left knew there would be con­tro­versy; they wanted it so they could use it against Repub­li­cans and any­one as­so­ci­ated with the GOP. Throw in a lit­tle fundrais­ing and some pol­i­tics of per­sonal destruc­tion, and voila — an elec­tion dis­trac­tion, a red her­ring.

I could not care less what Ms. Fluke and her ilk do with their per­sonal lives. They just had bet­ter not ex­pect us to pay for it. I thought the left was all about choice and sex­ual free­dom with­out in­ter­fer­ence. They can­not have it both ways. Our free­doms are be­ing tram­pled for the sake of fur­ther de­stroy­ing our cul­ture. First we had a Demo­crat in the White House mak­ing sex­ual grat­i­fi­ca­tion a topic of con­ver­sa­tion for school chil­dren. Now Democrats in Congress are try­ing to give away con­tra­cep­tives.

To add in­sult to in­jury, Mr. Obama called Ms. Fluke and told her that her “par­ents should be proud.” What more needs to be said? DEB­BIE GAM­BLIN Bran­don, Miss.

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