(CNSNews.com) – When she attended Georgetown law school, Sandra Fluke made a plea for her Jesuit university to provide birth control coverage to struggling students. And as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, Fluke discussed the “offensive” future that could await women if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are elected.
If the Romney-Ryan team is elected, Fluke said, “It would be an America in which you have a new vice president who co-sponsored a bill that would allow pregnant women to die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms.”
Fluke was referring to Ryan’s sponsorship of bills protecting the sanctity of life — including one introduced in 2011 that says human life begins with fertilization; and another, passed by the House, that amends the Democrats’ health care law to bar any federal funding of any health insurance plan that pays for abortions.
Fluke and others have interpreted the Protect Life Act to mean that women denied abortion coverage would be left to die. (“When the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor, and health care providers do not have to intervene,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi said in Dec. 2011.)
(In fact, the text of the bill does make exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother.)
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