Gusser Freedom of Speech does not include slander which is illegal. Not only did Rush call this woman names, he also misrepresented her stance. She was testifying for women to have birth control pills covered for medical issues. This was due to a friend who had ovarian cysts and later lost an ovary because the insurance she had would not cover her treatment. She never said it was so she can have all the sex she wants.
Should Westboro Baptist Church be allowed to protest funerals then? Under your logic all speech should be protected even if it is harmful and inflammatory? Our soldiers are fair game then I guess huh?
lburmaster - I don't even know what to say. Calling someone a slut is not "criticism" it's abusive. An intelligent young woman who wants to state her side of an issue is not "pathetic". What is rather pathetic is a woman justifying this mans attack of another woman. ALL women should find this offensive because it is what certain men do to try to silence women. Even if you don't agree with her I can't wrap my mind around how you think it's ok that he said what he did. As for stop being a feminist? Never! YOU have the right to vote because of feminists. If you want to live in a country that crushes feminism go to Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia. Real men can accept women as equals - not superior or lesser than but equals. Real men can have an honest, intelligent debate with a woman they disagree with without resorting to name calling and bullying. If women were in charge we'd be run by neurotics? wow. I think your thoughts on woman kind are what's horrifying.
I also might add to this answer that this woman was not asking for the government to "give her birth control" just that the insurance that she pays for be mandated to cover all medication. Insurance covers viagra - why should it not cover birth control? Lets take away middle aged mens viagra off of insurance and see how quickly they protest!
98% of women in the US have used contraceptives - does that make us all "sluts" too? good grief.