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Sandra Fluke: Vice President Ryan would allow pregnant women to die in the emergency room

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Contraception activist Sandra Fluke gave a increasingly bitter speech against Republicans during her Democratic National Convention speech this evening.

Fluke told Democrats that under Mitt Romney, America would look “an offensive, obsolete relic of our past” reminding them that he stood by when Rush Limbaugh tried to silence her by calling her a slut.

Fluke also warned that Vice President Paul Ryan would bring about an America in “which you have a vice president who co-sponsored a bill that would allow pregnant women to die preventable deaths in our emergency rooms.”

“We know what that America would look like, and in a few short months, that is the America we could be,” she said. “But that is not the America we should be, and it is not who we are.”

Update:

RNC Spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski issued a statement last night in response to Sandra Fluke's comments:

“Like so many of Obama’s team, Sandra Fluke’s divisive rhetoric highlights Obama’s failure to change the tone in politics as he promised. American voters aren’t looking for division and scare tactics, they are looking for solutions like those being offered by the Romney-Ryan ticket.”

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