My friend sent me this email. If women’s rights matter to you, then please read on.
Sandra Fluke is a classmate of mine. You may have heard of her. She’s an inspiring woman who worked with victims of domestic violence before coming to law school on a public interest scholarship. She is the woman who was supposed to testify before congress on birth control but was blocked by republicans. This was the congressional hearing about birth control in which no woman was allowed to testify. The statement she had planned to make was later publicized. Rush Limbaugh completely misrepresented it, called her a slut, and demanded that she post sex tapes online.
See a statement Sandra later made here – http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/28/georgetown-co-ed-please-pay-for-us-to-have-sex-were-going-broke-buying-birth-control/
An article about Limbaugh’s response – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke_n_1313891.html
Even if you do not believe that birth control should be accessible for contraceptive reasons, or even life-saving medical reasons, I hope you do find it unacceptable for Limbaugh to defame a woman and lie about her testimony. Limbaugh is attempting to bully women out of speaking and create positive publicity for himself. Sign this petition if you want it to backfire on him. http://dccc.org/pages/denounce-rush
Please forward this to anyone you think would be interested in signing.