CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte/AP) — President Obama’s campaign has sent out an email penned by Sandra Fluke saying that the Republican Party is “dangerous for women.”
In an effort to raise money from Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment, Fluke — who gained notoriety after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” for supporting Obama’s health care law requiring contraception coverage – reached out to Democratic supporters to show that the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket would be against women.
“This controversy is not an accident, or a mistake, or an isolated incident,” Fluke said in the campaign email. “It’s a reflection of a Republican Party whose policies are dangerous for women.”
She later added: “Republicans, led by Romney and Ryan, have made it clear that they want to make our decisions for (women).”
A Democratic official told The Associated Press that Fluke will continue to try to solidify Obama’s support among women during a speech next month at the Democratic National Convention.
Republicans deny the Democratic charge that the GOP is waging a “war on women.” Ann Romney, the GOP hopeful’s wife, is expected to counter the accusation at the GOP convention next week.
The Democratic official demanded anonymity in order to speak candidly about plans that have not been released publicly.
The news comes as Republicans urge Senate candidate Todd Akin to abandon his bid over comments he made about rape.
Charlotte will hold the Democratic National Convention next month.
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