In a House floor speech celebrating Women’s History Month, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., called out talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s crude remarks about a Georgetown law student as part of a larger Republican assault on women.
Earlier this week, Limbaugh apologized to 30-year-old Sandra Fluke after calling the women’s rights activist a “slut” and “prostitute” during a recent broadcast for coming out in favor of making contraception available to all women.
The issue has become a hot button election-year fight between President Obama and Republicans over his policy that requires health insurance companies to cover birth control.
Yarmuth says Limbaugh’s comments were not an isolated incident, but rather reflect a trend in the GOP in their voting record on Planned Parenthood and Title X family planing services.
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Several GOP lawmakers and pundits have come out against Limbaugh’s comments as inappropriate, but political observers have noted the remarks are hurting Republicans nationwide.