The Corner

The Anti-Anti-Anti-Rush Backlash

Robby Soave at The College Fix:

[Sandra] Fluke is welcome to use birth control and to advocate its use. She has no right—none whatsoever—to force others to pay for it.

As University of Rochester Economics Professor Steven Landsburg put it:

[W]hile Ms. Fluke [the law student] herself deserves the same basic respect we owe to any human being, her position — which is what’s at issue here — deserves none whatsoever. It deserves only to be ridiculed, mocked and jeered. To treat it with respect would be a travesty.

The president of the university responded by denouncing Landsburg in a public statement. Some 30 students protested against him inside his classroom.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.