That is Law Professor Ann Althouse, who comments on an article in The New York Times, "Centrist Women Tell of Disenchantment With G.O.P.".
Is having the government provide birth control medicine or devices a right? A right guaranteed by the US Constitution, or stated in the Declaration of Independence? This is a question I am trying to get one of my relatives to answer after an accusation was leveled that I wanted to deprive Ms Sandra Fluke of her "rights". (I don't even want to know if Ms Fluke is having sex, but I don't see it as my job to pay to facilitate it.)
I will say that the Democratic Party has played this very well so far.
[Insert pro forma condemnation of Rush Limbaugh's language]
[Insert pro forma comment about how Bill Maher, Keith Olberman, Matt Taibbi, etc. aren't held to the same standard]
[Insert pro forma comment about how the real issue, lost in the noise, is First Amendment Rights]
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago