Sandra Fluke on Wednesday offered a dire vision of the future if Mitt Romney is elected president, one where rape would be redefined, women would be forced to have ultrasounds against their wishes, and access to birth control would be controlled by men.
positions “an offensive, obsolete relic of our past,” Fluke told
delegates at the Democratic National Convention that “we know what this
America would look like and in few shorts months that’s the American we
could be, but that’s not the America that we should be, and it’s not who
Fluke was referring to a host of Republican moves,
including measures to narrow the definition of rape to include only
those that are “forcible," as well as attempts by Republicans in some
states to force women seeking abortions to undergo a vaginal ultrasound
and efforts to curb funding for Planned Parenthood, a leading source of
contraception for poor and younger women.