Pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke, the campaigner for the HHS birth control mandate to force religious groups to pay for and refer women for abortion-causing drug and birth control that violate their consciences, will join President Barack Obama on the campaign trail.
Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who became a controversial national figure during the mandate debate,will introduce Obama at a campaign stop in Denver on Wednesday. The mandate went into effect five days ago and is the subject of dozens of lawsuits from pro-life groups, religious groups, and educational institutions.
After Fluke became a national figure and was subjected to some attacks from conservative, Obama waded into the controversy by calling Fluke and offering his encouragement and support. Now Fluke will provide the same as Obama attempts to secure more support in Colorado, a battleground state that went for him in the 2008 campaign.
As the Daily Caller reports:
Fluke is expected to introduce Obama in downtown Denver at the Auraria Campus, during a campaign stop centered on his economic plans, the outlet noted. Fluke’s appearance will likely add a second dynamic, with the campaign, in recent months, attempting to highlight differences between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s stances on women’s issues to Obama’s left-leaning approach.
Fluke endorsed Obama in June.
“Obama is committed to rebuilding our economy upon the values of fairness and opportunity and the belief that all Americans, both men and women, must have the rights they deserve,” Fluke wrote in a CNN op-ed. “That’s why I’m proud to endorse his re-election.”
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Fluke has been described as a professional pro-abortion activist who went to Georgetown specifically to challenge the Catholic college.