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[Sandra Fluke – The Testimony Chairman Issa Doesn’t Want You To Hear]
Sandra Fluke Georgetown University Law Student
On Feb 15, 2012 her testimony was rejected by the GOP Majority for hearing on contraception….
She would have been the only femal voice on behalf of millions of women who seek safe and affordable coverage for preventative health care.
[Sandra Kay Fluke (April 17, 1981)] Source: LYBIO.net
Hi, I’m Sandra Fluke. I’m a third year student at Georgetown University Law Centre. And I’m a past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice. I was invited here to testify because I wanted to speak about the effects for women, the effects on women of the lack of contraception coverage, the real consequence of the policy that is being discussed in today’s hearing.
Unfortunately, Chairman Issa felt that the topic of contraception was not relevant to a debate about a contraception policy. He specifically stated that I would not be allowed to speak, because I was not qualified to. I came here to talk about the stories of the women who would have been and will continue to be affective.
It has been heartbreaking, frankly, to see women’s health treated as a political football in the National media.
While around my campus, I instead see the faces of the women affected by this policy. Every day I hear from another woman who has suffered because of the lack of contraceptive coverage. I am here to share their voices and to ask that you hear their voices.
Contraceptive can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. For a lot of students who like me, are on public interests scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary. 40% of female students at Georgetown Law told us that they suffered and struggled financially as a result.
One told us of how embarrassed and powerless she felt when she was standing at the pharmacy counter, and then learned for the first time that contraception wasn’t covered and had to turn and walk away, because she couldn’t afford it.
You might respond that contraception is accessible in lots of other ways. Unfortunately, that’s not true. As the Guttmacher Institute has documented, clinics are unable to meet the crushing demand for these services. In the worst cases, women who need this medication for other medical reasons suffer dire consequences.
My friend has polycystic ovarian syndrome and has to take birth control to prevent ovarian cysts. In theory, her prescription should have been covered by Georgetown Insurance because it’s not intended to prevent pregnancy. Source: LYBIO.net
At many schools, it still wouldn’t be covered and under the Blunt, Rubio, and Fortenberry legislation no exception is required for such medical needs. But these exceptions, when they exist are ineffective. Because when you let at university administrators or other employers, rather than women and their doctors, dictate whose medical needs are good enough and whose are not, a woman’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body.
Sandra Fluke – The Testimony Chairman Issa Doesn’t Want You To Hear. Unfortunately, Chairman Issa felt that the topic of contraception was not relevant to a debate about a contraception policy. He specifically stated that I would not be allowed to speak, because I was not qualified to. I came here to talk about the stories of the women who would have been and will continue to be affective. Complete Full Transcript, Dialogue, Remarks, Saying, Quotes, Words And Text.