Elizabeth Drew has the best comment I've read so far on the Limbaugh/Fluke/contraception/safe sex/ religious freedom affair; her conclusion is particularly on point:
In the end the noisy and often passionate argument over insurance coverage for contraception came down not to “religious freedom,” nor even to women’s health, but to a contest over whether the issue would be more efficacious for turning out the Democrats’ or the Republicans’ base in November.
The trouble with the 'politics of safe sex' to use Drew's expression is precisely the fact that it is possible in America to play politics with safe sex and with women's bodies. It isn't about the fact that there are good and bad guys, but cunning politicians using private issues. to win elections.