Sandra Fluke is the Georgetown University law student who tried to appear before a House Oversight Committee hearing on contraception coverage that included testimony only from men. Fluke wanted to talk about a friend who couldn’t afford her prescription birth control to stop cysts from growing on her ovaries, with potentially dire consequences. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, Republican from California, refused to let her testify, stating that because the hearing is about freedom of religion and not contraception, “Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness." Rush Limbaugh reached a new low this week in calling Ms. Fluke a "slut." Listen:
President Obama called Fluke to offer his support. As for Limbaugh, the firestorm caused by his comments is causing sponsors to drop their support.