His foul misogyny is now drawing a mild rebuke from Boehner, which must be a first. Fiorina has called Rush's typical rhetoric "insulting" and "incendiary." An advertizer has also withdrawn support. Georgetown has rightly backed up their student against Limbaugh's poison:
"One need not agree with her substantive position to support her right to respectful free expression," Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia said. "And yet, some of those who disagreed with her position – including Rush Limbaugh and commentators throughout the blogosphere and in various other media channels – responded with behavior that can only be described as misogynistic, vitriolic, and a misrepresentation of the position of our student."
Georgetown does not include contraception in its health insurance for employees. Update from a reader:
Not correct actually; I am a Georgetown employee and my health plan covers contraception. You are given the choice of four plans, and three out of four include contraceptive coverage. This has been the case for years. (Ironically, the plan that does not cover contraceptives is the most expensive, gold-plated one.)
Another sends a PDF of Catholic-affiliated universities that provide contraception in their healthcare plans.