Sandra Fluke: Opposing Birth Control Coverage Like Opposing Leukemia Coverage

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 1, 2013   |   6:03PM   |   Washington, DC

A video that is getting attention in conservative and pro-life circles this afternoon has pro-life people putting their faces in their palms.

Pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke is so obsessed with the government forcing religious groups to pay for her birth control and contraception that she compared opposing it in an interview this afternoon to opposing coverage for leukemia.

Never mind that opposing government spending taxpayer funds on forcing groups with religious objections to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs has nothing to do with supporting legitimate health care for patients suffering from the blood or bone marrow cancer that is deadly for adults and children alike.

“If you take a step back and think about that, you work at a restaurant or you work at a store, and your boss is able to deny you leukemia coverage or contraception coverage or blood transfusions or any number of medical concerns that someone might have a religious objection to,” Fluke said. “So the folks who are still objecting [to the mandate] have some very extreme ideas about religious freedom and employee health care in this country.”

Her interview came on the liberal cable channel MSNBC.