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Sandra Fluke Argued for Mandatory Coverage for Sex-Change Surgery

Posted on | March 5, 2012 | 141 Comments

Rather belatedly, we are becoming aware that this supposedly typical Georgetown coed is not very typical at all:

[B]irth control is not all that Ms. Fluke believes private health insurance must cover. She also, apparently, believes that it is discrimination deserving of legal action if “gender reassignment” surgeries are not covered by employer provided health insurance. She makes these views clear in an article she co-edited with Karen Hu in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.
The title of the article . . . is “Employment Discrimination Against LGBTQ Persons” and was published in the Journal’s 2011 Annual Review.

Remember, as Byron York previously reported, Fluke was rejected as a last-minute substitute witness at a Feb. 16 committee hearing because staffers for Chairman Issa were unable to discover Fluke’s claim to expertise relevant to the subject of the hearing. This law school journal article is the sort of thing that might have been discovered about Fluke’s background, had the Democrats who put Fluke forward as a witness done so with the usual 72-hour advance notice. Here’s one brief quote from the article:

Transgender persons wishing to undergo the gender reassignment process frequently face heterosexist employer health insurance policies that label the surgery as cosmetic or medically unnecessary and therefore uncovered.

Now, imagine Fluke trying to defend this language about “heterosexist” policies in a public hearing, with Republican members of the committee questioning her about whether religious institutions (or private businesses, or taxpayers) should also be required to foot the bill for “gender reassignment.”

Congratulations, America: You’ve been scammed!

UPDATE: Dan Collins at The Conservatory points out that the Obama administration is already providing illegal immigrants with “hormone treatments for transgendered people.”

Of course, this only makes sense. We wouldn’t want these foreign transpeople to go back to wherever they (illegally) came from and say that they’d been the victims of American “heterosexism,” would we? Then President Obama would have to issue another apology to the foreigners we had victimized.

UPDATE II: Welcome, Mark Levin radio listeners! A few words by The Great One certainly did kick the online traffic into high gear.

UPDATE III:  Linked by Evil Blogger Lady, and there is now a Memeorandum thread, aggregating further coverage by, Nice Deb, Protein Wisdom, Hot Air, National Review, Riehl World View and The College Conservative.

Also linked by Bob Belvedere’s Camp of the Saints.

UPDATE IV: Ed Driscoll dubs this “Flukeaquiddick.”

UPDATE V (Smitty): click the Site Meter screen cap for Memeorandum thread.

Stacy wishes to clarify that the hours of 19-2100 on this chart are due to the awesomeness of Mark Levin. Any resemblance to a gesture telling James Wolcott that he is #1 is strictly coincidental.


  • LansingL

    When it comes to the Left they will stoop anything to get what they want. More and more I feel like I live in Soviet Russia or Nazi Germany when the types of things that are going on today happened.  “Tell are lie big enough and often enough and people will believe it”.  Joseph Goebels Propganda Minister during the Hitler Reich.

  • DaveO

    They own the MSM, they don’t need Fluke at all for owning a news cycle. They could have written about squirrels and the usual suspects would have called for Rush’s head.

  • JeffWeimer

    This whole contretemps is not the argument, it’s the distraction. The true argument is over religious liberty – one they can’t win. So you see now why they would rather have this circus?

  • AnonymousDrivel

    Not good enough. I demand a Congressional pseudo-hearing with all the pomp and circumstance deserving of my outrage to announce just how outrageously outraged I am at your outrageous lettering. I insist also that you provide refreshments.

  • Soldierrulz

    So, if sex change surgery is now considered as discrimination, what is next?!? Pedophilia? Necrophilia? Beastiality? Maybe child sacrifice is next to be considered as a discriminated religion?!? This is what happens when the inmates are allowed to run the asylum. How about we as Americans do the RIGHT thing for once and put God BACK into our lives? In the 50’s, school teachers had the toughest time with kids talking out of turn and putting gilum under the desks. We take God out of schools, and look at our country now! Someone PLEASE tell me I’m wrong.

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  • Weemsbo1

    This is only news because Rush needs some smoke and mirrors. Even if it’s true, Rush still needs to be shut down.

  • Telly4u2

    Booo, she’s an idoit!! Just saying!

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  • blueturtles

    Taking “God” out of the schools is not the cause of our cultural demise. My grandmother was raped at the age of 12 by a priest. Religion is not the cure-all.

  • asmith352

    I bet Sandra Fluke wants the Gov to pay for her membership as well. I mean, why are we giving her any press at all. Shes obviously lost her mind and hell bent on entitlement. Whatever happened to working and paying for frivolous activities, wants or desires? Why does the gov have to pay for it? If your going to be reckless in the bedroom and not use protection you should be accountable to pay for your own consequences. Whether they be raising a child or an abortion. 

  • Dianna Deeley

    I am at a loss as to why anyone at all thinks that an employer should pay for what one friend of mine refers to as “post-modernist flesh sculpture”; when, as another friend of mine says, “The starting equipment all works because it’s made to. Why change it to something that only works with extreme efforts and contrivance?”

    This is not a procedure that insurance ought to cover. For one thing, what if the patient changes his/her mind?! Why on earth would one expect one’s employer to pay for this?

  • Iamtrollhearmelulz

    sandra fluke is such a whore. The reason she cares about this hedonist subsidy is cuz she takes over 9,000 penises a day.

  • Garym

    Shut down why? Because you disagree with him or you are a commie and can’t have any other opinions infiltrating into leftist thought control? Millions of people died under the thumb of soviet socialism. The only thing that keeps us free is freedom of speech.

  • ThePaganTemple

    You all are approaching this from the wrong perspective. It’s not about how much sex she has. That doesn’t matter. In order for birth control pills to be effective, you have to take them daily on a continual basis. It doesn’t matter if you have sex once a month or ten times a day, you still have to take the exact same amount of pills.

    The main point to be addressed is should the government be forcing insurance companies to offer contraceptive coverage, or any other kind of coverage. Of course, they should not. Nor should they be allowed to force colleges, universities, charities, or any kind of religious institution to do so, but this goes beyond First Amendment issues. The overriding issue is one of government overreach.  Stop letting the left distract you with this nonsense.

  • Commonsenselp

    Check your municipality’s employee handbook or charter for “gender language”. Our town recently had a Manager who had the handbook rewritten, including the discrimination section which everyone passes over as typical diversity/inclusivity crap. I knew it was setting us up, but I couldn’t nail down how. This clarifies what we were being set up for regarding gender related mandates. Thank you! Get local about these things. We have to halt this stuff at the town & city level wherever possible. They are after local government as well.

  • Edlucas3rd

    “Heterosexist” Wtf? Honestly, I bet America is saying, “How the f*ck did this happen?” 

  • PBR Lover

    It doesn’t matter, everyone already knew Fluke was a stupid b!tch, we had the ball teed up and Limbaugh hit in in the water.  Add in Santorum’s war against Protestants using birth control and we’ve taken Obama’s mandates for contraception off the table and actually made it a winning issue for him.  That took talent TeaTards.

    After Super Tuesday though, the adults will be back in charge, the base has been given too many chances and have f@cked up every time.  Why do you think Romney is surging right now?  The average GOP voter is done with the freak show.

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  • LittleLadyandBug

    How does she figure that would work? What’ll she suggest next? Boob jobs for Women’s rights?

  • LittleLadyandBug

    I agree, but just to point out, it doesn’t matter what body parts you change or however many hormones you replace, you are what you are born. Even with an artificial penis and artifical testosterone, she’d still be a woman, an ugly and dysfuntional woman, but a woman all the same.

  • Taxpayer1234

    Nay, I say, she makes Madcow very aroused.


    I denounce myself.

  • Mcgarcia99

    Her name is right on -SHE IS A FLUKE!!!!!  I suppose she gets an STD cause she’s sleeping around on the taxpayer’s dime, we’re going to have to foot that bill too!!!  Pathetic – I am embarrased of my own gender!

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  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I need to start wearing black, smoking clove cigarettes and complaining that everything sucks.

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  • DeeInHouston

    Was listening to Levin on the way home from work tonight, heard about your article! Well done!

  • Adjoran

     And drinking coffee -don’t forget the coffee!

  • Adjoran

     Yeah, but we are talking about Fluke and Rush and NOT the HHS rule, which was their whole object anyway.

  • Adjoran

     I disagree – he could have done the whole satire without calling her directly a slut or a prostitute or demanding the sex tapes, and wouldn’t have missed a point.  He could have gotten Pill and condom manufacturers on the phone to ask them about bulk discounts for Fluke.

    Now how do we complain how they insult Palin, Malkin, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, Laura Bush, Willow Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and other conservative women if we condone it from our side?

  • Adjoran

     Hint:  don’t whine publicly about not being included.  You only guarantee they cannot include you the next time, because it would look like they caved into your whining.

  • Adjoran

     They own the MSM all right – did ANY of the coverage of Fluke make it clear it wasn’t even an official hearing?  It sure gave every appearance of being real.

  • Adjoran

     Exactly.  We are talking about Fluke’s sex life and Rush’s manners and NOT about the HHS rule crushing religious conscience in the area of health coverage.

  • Adjoran

     Goebbels got the idea from Stalinist propaganda in the USSR.

  • Adjoran

     They have no authority even to require a private employer with no religious affiliation to pay for some benefit which violates his personal religious or moral beliefs. It’s a huge mistake to let it become an issue of religious groups only because an exception which relieves the compulsion upon them leaves it intact for everyone else.  The whole rule must be rescinded; no compromise is possible.

    Limbaugh didn’t help by diverting attention to this flaky Fluke.  We had the moral high ground, and he turns it into a mud fight with professional mudslingers.

  • Adjoran

     Well, “augmentation” might qualify under the General Welfare clause – it benefits everyone.

  • Adjoran

     Don’t be embarrassed:  we aren’t 100% positive about the gender yet – no one has volunteered to go in and get proof yet.

    I’m hearing – seriously, from MSM types – that her name is actually pronounced “Fluck” as if it rhymed with “luck,” etc. 


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  • Wombat_socho

     It sure beats the alternative.

  • JeffWeimer

    Ah yes, because the cure for bad speech is not more speech, but SHUT UP!

    If you can’t counter it with good speech of your own, how good is your speech?

  • ThePaganTemple

     You’re still not getting the big picture. It doesn’t matter whether an employer has personal religious or moral beliefs which conflict with this, or whether he has no moral or religious beliefs at all.

    The main point, and the point with which we can win this argument with ALL groups of people, is the government doesn’t have the right to tell a business or ANY kind of institution what they can or can not sell, or at what price.

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  • Bob Belvedere

    Klaus: It’s a fair cop, but society’s to blame.

    Detective: Agreed. We’ll be charging them too.

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  • Bob Belvedere

    ‘Slut’ is just one of a number of accurate words that apply to Mzzz. Fluke.

  • Bob Belvedere

    That’s why our reply to all aspects of this side show story should have been: So?