CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorney and women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke (FLOOK) is sounding dire warnings at the Democratic National Convention on a range of health issues if the GOP wins the White House.
Fluke inadvertently gained notoriety when talk show host Rush Limbaugh spoke disparagingly of her testimony to congressional Democrats. He subsequently apologized. She had called for requiring her college health plan to cover her birth control.
President Barack Obama has since campaigned with Fluke as he tries to win over female voters.
Fluke referred to Limbaugh’s comments about her during her Wednesday night address.
She said the future could bring a president who won’t stand up to extreme voices in his own party, or it could bring one where women can’t be charged more than men for the same health coverage.
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