Americans Reject Pro-Abortion Sandra Fluke as Person of the Year

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 13, 2012   |   12:15PM   |   Washington, DC

By a 3-1 margin, Americans thoroughly rejected pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke‘s nomination as the Time Person of the Year. Fluke finished 24th out of 38 nominees for the honor, coming in the bottom half of the field.

With more than 125,000 votes cast on whether Fluke should receive the honor, she received just 42,133 votes, or approximately one-third of the total votes cast by those who participated in Time’s online polling. Over 65 percent of those voting voted against Fluke.

Fluke became the face for the pro-abortion movement during the 2012 elections and the laughingstock of pro-lifers for her relentless push to force Americans to pay for her birth control. Still, Time magazine felt she was qualified enough to include her with legitimate newsmakers and leaders who are significantly more deserving of the award and recognition.

The magazine wrote this in her bio at the page where Americans could vote NO on Fluke.

The daughter of a conservative Christian pastor, Sandra Fluke, 31, became a women’s-rights activist in college and continued her advocacy as a law student at Georgetown. After she complained about being denied a chance to testify at a Republican-run House hearing on insurance coverage for birth control, Rush Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut.”

Democrats and many Republicans reacted with outrage, and the left made Limbaugh’s slur Exhibit A in what they called a GOP “war on women.” Fluke, meanwhile, weathered the attention with poise and maturity and emerged as a political celebrity. Democrats gave her a national-convention speaking slot as part of their push to make reproductive rights a central issue in the 2012 presidential campaign — one that helped Barack Obama trounce Mitt Romney among single women on Election Day.

During the controversy surrounding her activism, one pro-life writer said Fluke had it all wrong.



“Fluke’s lack of freebies is not a health care issue. It is nothing. She could get birth control pills or condoms for cheap or free at lots of different places: Planned Parenthood, other women’s clinics, publicly funded health clinics, regular old doctor’s offices, etc,” she said. “She doesn’t want free or cheap contraception from anywhere, though. She wants free or cheap contraception provided by a Catholic university. It’s not about access. It’s about forcing Catholics to do what she thinks they should do. She’s been in the news for days now talking about the tragedy of turning “women’s health” into a “political football,” when she is doing exactly that.”

The writer continued, “For all their fuming that we want to intrude into their sex lives, they sure are inviting us in, aren’t they? “U.S. out of my uterus! Oh, except, buy me stuff for my uterus!”