Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh apologized to Sandra Fluke, the law student he called a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she advocated health insurance coverage for contraception.
“My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir,” Limbaugh said in a statement posted on his show’s website. “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”
Fluke, who is attending Georgetown University’s law school, received a phone call offering support yesterday from President Barack Obama.
Fluke was barred from testifying last month before a House committee on what became an all-male panel talking about women’s access to birth control. She appeared a week later before House Democrats.
Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his March 1 show, according to a transcript posted on his show’s website.
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