For Sandra Fluke, an America where Mitt Romney is president is entirely incompatible with women’s rights, according to her speech during the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.
Fluke, the Georgetown law student who achieved 15 minutes of fame by asking the government to pay for her contraceptives, apparently thinks rights are centered around the government subsidizing women instead of trusting them to have the brains to figure out their own financial future.
But for Fluke, an administration that seeks women’s well-being by informing them about all the risks of abortion before they decide to have one and that doesn’t believe that religious institutions should have to violate their beliefs in order to provide what they consider morally compromised health insurance, would be returning to an, “offensive, obsolete relic of our past.”
Fluke’s free-America is an America where citizens have to pay for the life choices of others, even if they disagree with them. An America where women are talked into the life-changing decision of abortion without any education or information about the negative consequences.
What Fluke wants, in her own words, is, “a country where we mean it when we talk about personal freedom,” not, “one where that freedom doesn’t apply to our bodies or to our voices.”
It looks like Fluke needs a few lessons on what freedom looks like.
Because at the moment, she’s looking forward to an America where women need the government to tell them what to do and how to behave with no choice or information, instead of a government that trusts women to make their own informed and independent choices. And the worst part? She’s calling it freedom.