Sandra Fluke to Limbaugh: Stop trying ‘to take credit for the voice of a woman you tried to silence’


Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday he deserves a “finder’s fee” for raising the profile of women’s health activist Sandra Fluke. On The Ed Show, Fluke responded: “I really think it’s an interesting request to take credit for the voice of a woman you tried to silence,” she said. “I don’t think that’s going to work out well.”

Fluke, a Lean Forward contributor, campaigned Wednesday with President Obama in Colorado, touting the benefits for women of the Affordable Care Act. As she told Ed Schultz, the ACA “has economic consequences for women, and is so vital to both our health security and our economic security as well.”

Fluke continued: “The women of America are speaking out about these policies not because of anything that Mr. Limbaugh has done but because they really care about access to the health care that they need, and they care about all of us having that health care.”

Earlier this year, Limbaugh called Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut” after she testified in support of access to birth control for women. He later apologized, sort of.