Birth Control, Barbara Boxer, and the Curious Case of the Anonymous Sandra
2:06 PM, Jul 16, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Yesterday, Senator Barbara Boxer had an op-ed at the Huffington Post about, among other related issues, the nonexistant threat that women will be denied birth control to treat medical conditions as a result of the Hobby Lobby decision. I personally know someone who works for a religious organization that doesn't cover contraception, but is nonetheless on the pill for a medical condition and gets it covered. Medicines frequently have multiple uses and it is not hard for insurance companies and religious employers to make these distinctions. They do it all the time.
But that's not what's curious about Boxer's op-ed. The senator relates the following anecdote:
Gosh, I can think of one other well-known "Sandra from Los Angeles" that talks a lot about birth control. In fact, this story is recounted in a Los Angeles Register piece from April about Sandra Fluke's bid for a state senate seat in California:
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