Sandra Fluke is using Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about rape to fundraise for the Obama campaign. Fluke gained national fame when she argued before Congress that government should force Catholic organizations to pay for contraceptives.
Democrats will trot out Ms. Fluke for a primetime speaking slot at their convention in early September. In the fundraising email, she referenced Akin’s bizarre comments about how “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down” when rapes are not “legitimate.”
The fundraising e-mail explains that “this controversy is not an accident, or a mistake, or an isolated incident” even though it clearly is an isolated incident given the universal condemnation of Akin’s remarks by nearly every Republican and conservative of note.
Fluke tries to tie Republicans to Akin, just like Democrats and the mainstream media have been doing.
“Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tried to distance themselves from the remark — but the fact is they’re in lockstep with Akin on the major women’s health issues of our time,” Fluke wrote. “Just this morning, the Republican Party voted to include the ‘Human Life Amendment’ in their platform, calling for a constitutional ban on abortions nationwide, even for rape victims.”