Rush Limbaugh: Women Who Want Birth Control Are Sluts (UPDATE)

Rush Limbaugh's trembling jowls think Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown grad student who was denied the right to testify at the House Oversight Committee's hearing on contraceptives, is a big fat slut. A whore. A harlot. A big time prostitute.

Fluke argued that birth control should be covered by religious institutions, and that fellow students are paying far too much out of pocket for a prescription. In response to her suggestion that women are often prescribed birth control for medical reasons, Rush got all red in the face and took to his radio show, sputtering:

What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception.

Mercy me, what can be done about America's loose ladies and their whorey uteral demands? Rush continued his nonsensical bushwhacking by insulting Fluke's family and the values she was raised on:

Can you imagine if you're her parents how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be? Your daughter goes up to a congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi and testifies she's having so much sex she can't afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the Pop.

Update: Sandra Fluke has responded to the comments with the following statement:

I thank the thousands of women and men, including members of Congress, Georgetown University students and faculty, and total strangers of all political stripes across the country who have offered kind words and support following recent egregious personal attacks. We are fortunate to live in a democracy where everyone is entitled to their own opinions regarding legitimate policy differences. Unfortunately, numerous commentators have gone far beyond the acceptable bounds of civil discourse.No woman deserves to be disrespected in this manner. This language is an attack on all women, and has been used throughout history to silence our voices. The millions of American women who have and will continue to speak out in support of women's health care and access to contraception prove that we will not be silenced.

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