Sandra Fluke: Contraceptives aren’t recreational
From the Denver Post:
Speaking with reporters after the event, Fluke also responded to a tweet from state Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, who said, “Ms Fluke, I don’t want to buy your booze, pay for your spring break or your birth control. Call your Dad for that.”
Brophy also described birth control not used for medical purposes as “purely recreational.”
Fluke offered a response: “To say that preventing unintended pregnancies is not a legitimate health goal is very short-sighted because we know that unintended pregnancies are difficult for our society. No, I would not characterize it as recreational.”
Brophy said Fluke had “become a celebrity.” He said she had chosen to go to Georgetown law school because its campus health plan did not cover contraception.
“She chose, on purpose, to go to Georgetown law school so that she could be a victim,” Brophy said. “That’s like moving to the airport and then complaining about the noise.”
Fluke acknowledged being an activist on women’s health issues but said her choice of college was based on quality and affordability.
“I was aware they did not cover contraception prior to my enrollment,” she said. “It was not the reason I attended Georgetown, but I simply refused to give up on the quality education that I thought I would get there in exchange for my health care. I don’t think I should have ever been faced with that choice, and I hope that soon, other women who attend Georgetown will not be faced with that choice, either.
And Ms Fluke, I don't want to buy your booze, pay for your spring break or your birth control. Call your Dad for that.
— SenatorBrophy (@SenatorBrophy) March 4, 2012
— KDVR FOX31 Denver (@KDVR) March 23, 2012