Sandra Fluke truly outdid herself, attempting to argue that the people who disagree with the contraception mandate on religious freedom grounds are in the same category as people who oppose insurance coverage for leukemia.

Fluke attended Georgetown Law, but it’s not clear that she’s particularly skilled at her craft: she’s not making a terribly logical argument, and it’s based on a false comparison anyway. Contraception is “preventative care,” in that it’s intended to head off a pregnancy, which–although at times inconvenient for the couple in question–is not a disease at all, but instead the result of a decision to have sex. Leukemia is cancer, a life-threatening illness, which requires prohibitively expensive treatment and most decidedly does not result from a decision about how to conduct one’s romantic relationship.


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