Today President Obama called Sandra Fluke to offer his support.
Fluke, a Georgetown University law student, has been attacked by the right wing ever since her testimony to congress about the importance of birth control for women. Most notably Rush Limbaugh has called her a “slut” and a “prostitute” because of her use of birth control (99% of women have used birth control.)
So far none of the Republican candidates for President have offered any support to Fluke nor have they repudiated Limbaugh for his terrible comments. We can only assume by his silence that Mitt Romney approves of women being called “sluts” just because they use birth control.
The Republican War on Women marches on, but the good news for women and the men who love them: the current President is on their side.