Sandra Fluke Destroys 'Corporations Are People' Argument

Chris Hayes looks at corporations’ first amendment rights with Pete Williams, Tim Carney, and Sandra Fluke.

Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University Law student who gained national attention after Republicans denied her the right to speak on a panel about the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage, appeared on MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes" on Tuesday.

Fluke, who now works as a social justice attorney, debated the Washington Examiner's Timothy Carney about the new health care law's contraception mandate. Some employers may be exempt from the mandate based on religious or moral reasons. Fluke said it was a bad idea to let companies choose what health care services they want to cover.

"It's a corporation picking and choosing what types of law they want to comply with," she said. "Our belief in this society has always been that we protect the liberty of individuals in their private lives, but that when you cross that line and go into the public sphere and decide you want to operate as a company, make a profit off the public, you need to abide by public's laws."

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