Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Sandra Fluke

Age: 30
Occupation: Law student and political activist

The third-year Georgetown University law student became embroiled in a national controversy over religious freedom and birth control when her congressional testimony in defense of President Obama's contraception insurance mandate made her the target of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh's vicious rants. Conservatives painted Fluke as the epitome of liberal entitlement; to liberals, she was a victim of the right's war on women. Fluke told TIME, "I would do this again, because these issues are that important to me."