Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who was the subject of Rush Limbaugh's remarks Wednesday, issued the following statement on Limbaugh and the support she has received:
"I thank the thousands of women and men, including members of Congress, Georgetown University students and faculty, and total strangers of all political stripes across the country who have offered kind words and support following recent egregious personal attacks.
"We are fortunate to live in a democracy where everyone is entitled to their own opinions regarding legitimate policy differences. Unfortunately, numerous commentators have gone far beyond the acceptable bounds of civil discourse.
"No woman deserves to be disrespected in this manner. This language is an attack on all women, and has been used throughout history to silence our voices.
"The millions of American women who have and will continue to speak out in support of women's health care and access to contraception prove that we will not be silenced."
Fluke testified at a hearing a week ago in which she talked about the burden of paying for contraception out of pocket. Limbaugh used those comments to call her a "slut" and a "prostitute." Over 75 Congressional Democrats Thursday called on House Speaker John Boehner to condemn Limbaugh's remarks.