Janet M. LaRue

If Planned Parenthood runs out of free birth control pills, a 30-day supply sells for $9 at the Target near Georgetown. That would be $324 for three years, leaving $2,676 for candles and wine.

Georgetown doesn’t include contraception in its student healthcare insurance because it’s a Catholic school. Fluke admits that she chose Georgetown for the purpose of changing its policy, according to the Washington Post. Fluke also wrote an article arguing for insurance coverage for sex-change surgeries.

Talk about church reform. Martin Luther, step aside.

Remember the shrieks?“Keep Your Rosaries off My Ovaries!”? Thanks to the ObamaCare mandate, it’s now?“Their Ovaries Trump Your Rosaries.”

Compounding the comedy of errors, Rush Limbaugh made uncouth comments about Fluke on his radio show, for which he rightly apologized, and which Fluke dismissed as “insufficient.” Forgiveness could curtail her victimization tour of mainstream media.

It reminded Obama to never let a crisis go to waste. He interrupted his nonstop campaigning to make a phone call to Fluke on March 2, just before she appeared with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC. According to Fluke, “He did express his concern for me and wanted to make sure that I was OK, which I am.”

What a relief. It was touch and go there for awhile.

Obama continued chapter two of “I’m Down in the Polls with Women” at his press conference on March 6. He said he called Fluke because she made him think about his daughters:

And the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don't want them attacked or called horrible names because they're being good citizens”

Chris Matthews got all tingly again because Obama’s call to Fluke reminded Matthews of President John F. Kennedy’s call to Coretta Scott King, the wife of Martin Luther King, after her husband was arrested in Georgia.

Maybe Matthews will apologize for being a flippant white guy and Obama can call the King family. His polls aren’t so hot with black Americans either.

It isn’t just fanatical feminists who cause pain and embarrassment to thinking women and men.

Seriously, Mr. President, if you’re short of role models for your daughters, here’s a great one you missed.

Stephanie Decker is a 36-year-old mother who put her body between her two small children and the crashing steel beams, pillars and bricks that landed on her back and legs when a tornado destroyed their three-story home. Stephanie prayed and kept telling herself to keep fighting, “We can make it. I gotta live for my kids.” She suffered broken ribs and lost parts of both legs. Her children didn’t have a scratch. Stephanie is in a hospital bed in Indianapolis. This is a woman with real health issues who will continue to endure real suffering, not the “suffering” of doing without birth control pills.

Stephanie doesn’t consider herself a hero. “I call myself a mom,” she said. “I love my kids…I wanted to do anything I could to protect them. I think any parent would.”

Maybe you could take another few minutes from campaigning, Mr. President, and tell Stephanie that the whole country is proud of her, express your concern, make sure she’s okay.

She withstood so much more than harsh, hyperbolic bluster from a radio host. There’s nowhere to go to get an apology about a tornado.


Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.