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I was moved by the courage exhibited by this young woman - who is facing being personally demeaned with courage and grace.

Here's an interview she had with Andrea Mitchell:


White House: Obama calls law student, decries personal attacks on her in contraception debate

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama has called a Georgetown law student whose stand on contraception coverage prompted Rush Limbaugh to deride her as a “slut” on his radio talk show.

White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama called Sandra Fluke Friday and expressed disappointment that she was the subject of personal attacks.

Fluke told Mitchell what the President said to her:
>> i have as well. let's talk about how you felt, first of all, you were in our green room ge -- room getting ready to come on and the white house said we can reveal that you just got off the phone with the president?

>> yes i did.

>> the stakes have been raised pretty high. what did he say to you?

>> he encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of american women and what was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud and that meant a lot because rush limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. so i appreciated that very much.

I'm glad our POTUS reached out to her.

Originally posted to Denise Oliver Velez on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 11:38 AM PST.

Also republished by I Vote for Democrats and Barriers and Bridges.

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