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Sandra Fluke Says She Didn't Know Target Sells Birth Control Pills for $9
CNS News ^ | 3/22/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 03/23/2012 5:28:37 AM PDT by IbJensen

CNSNews.com) – Thirty-year-old Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, who told a House Steering and Policy Committee hearing convened by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last month that contraception can cost a student $3,000 during law school, told CNSNews.com on Tuesday that she did not know that the Target store 3 miles from the Georgetown Law campus sells a month's supply of birth control pills for just $9.

Target advertises the $9-per-month birth control pills on its website, and CNSNews.com confirmed and reconfirmed that the $9 pills were in fact available at the Target near Georgetown Law.

“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school," Fluke testified before Pelosi's panel.

"For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary," Fluke testified. "Forty percent of female students at Georgetown Law report struggling financially as a result of this policy.”

“Just last week, a married female student told me she had to stop using contraception because she couldn’t afford it any longer,” Fluke testified. “Women employed in low-wage jobs without contraceptive coverage face the same choice. You might respond that contraception is accessible in lots of other ways. Unfortunately, that's not true.”

On Tuesday, Fluke spoke at an event at the U.S. Capitol in celebration of women’s history month. After the event, CNSNews.com asked Fluke: “Were you aware of the Target store that’s 3 miles from Georgetown Law that sells a month’s supply of birth control pills for $9 a month without insurance coverage? Were you aware of that?”

Fluke said: “So, I’m not familiar with specific department store policies. I know that some generic forms of contraception are less expensive than others and that that has been widely reported. But what has not been widely reported is that many women cannot use those forms of contraception.”

“Women have different types of medical needs that require much more expensive forms,” she said. “One woman contacted me. She was very, very upset that that quote was being emphasized because she has a genetic condition that requires her to use contraception that costs $1,500.”

“So, this is medicine,” said Fluke. “It’s not one-size-fits-all, and while it’s great that some women can access more affordable contraception, contraception needs to be accessible and affordable for all of the women who need all of the different kinds.”

Birth control pills. (AP Photo)

CNSNews.com had initially reported on Mar. 5 that the pharmacy at the Target 3 miles from the Georgetown Law campus offers a month's supply of Tri-Sprintec, the generic form of the birth-control pill Ortho Tri-Cyclen, for $9 for people without health insurance coverage for the pills.

In addition, CNSNews.com confirmed that a CVS pharmacy only two blocks from the Georgetown Law campus sells a month’s supply of the same generic birth control pills for $33.

Tri-Sprintec is an FDA-approved prescription drug. The Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) says it is for "prevention of pregnancy" and “treatment of moderate acne” in women 15 and older.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; excessiveflucking; flucking; fluke; govtflunky; nostudyinghere
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To: IbJensen

About 20 years ago some homeless advocate made the statement on, IIRC, the Donahue Show that there are 30 million homeless in America. The press was all abuzz about “we must do something”. Then someone, IIRC it was Rush, started asking where he got the number from. Eventually the story grew and the guy answered it, and I paraphrase: “I pulled it out of my a$$.

Kinda like Fluke’s $3,000.


21 posted on 03/23/2012 5:45:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: carriage_hill

She actually has a boyfriend who is a rich socialist, an upper West Side twit, who never earned a dime in his life and is living off the money his grandfather made. What a surprise.

http://lonelyconservative.com/2012/03/hey-what-do-you-know-sandra-flukes-boyfriend-is-a-rich-socialist/


22 posted on 03/23/2012 5:46:00 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

And “Mattress Train” pulled their advertising from Rush...


23 posted on 03/23/2012 5:46:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen

I call her The Slut. And the word “A” does not apply. She has earned the word, “The”.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 5:46:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: rktman

I meant WalMart and heck I didn’t know that Target had them too. Not that I need any. Just figure how much money I’ve saved over the years by having a vasectomy. LOL! Of course had I put that money aside every time the situation called for it I’d probably have about 20 bucks by now.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 5:48:04 AM PDT by rktman
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To: IbJensen

“..does not mean she’s a dyke..”

It’s more her body language, hairstyle, etc. that’s sets off the gaydar.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 5:49:24 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: IbJensen

Other ‘things’ Sandra Fluke probably doesn’t know:

1) Milk comes from a cow
2) Che was a sadistic killer
3) Wealth is created by individuals not the government
4) Sarah Palin NEVER said “I can See Russia from my House”
5) The 1% also includes much of Hollywood Actors
6) The Democrat Party founded the KKK
7) Many ‘people of color’ are BIG 2nd amendment supporters
8) Most Americans view lawyers almost as favorable as a pimp or NAMBLA member
9) Quite a few laws have biblical origins
10) Margret Sanger was a racist Nazi.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 5:49:33 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

He’s a lib-dem troll, like her.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 5:49:54 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: IbJensen

I think the dirty little secret of this miss is she’s officially part of the 1%...
And excuse me but since when is it all about BC pills?
Condoms at the local drug store need no prescription...
or is it just too hard to figure out for these future members of the ABA?


29 posted on 03/23/2012 5:51:01 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

LOL, yeah, no kidding.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 5:51:37 AM PDT by Obadiah (We are all Brietbarts now.)
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To: IbJensen

Fluker is apparently retarded.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 5:51:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cincinatus

Some of the country thinks she’s a joke. Some think she’s a martyr and they will laud her and pay her well. It’s a boost.


32 posted on 03/23/2012 5:53:03 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: IbJensen

But the pills sold at Target are not organic, gluten -free, mercury free,free trade, alternative energy, non-global warming causing, no animals were harmed in their making birth control pills.

You see those kind of pills do cost $3,000.


33 posted on 03/23/2012 5:54:39 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: IbJensen

She’s Fluked Up Beyond All Recognition.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 5:54:59 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Sounds like Chelsea’s husband.


35 posted on 03/23/2012 5:55:38 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: I cannot think of a name
"You now how they are with maeth...."
36 posted on 03/23/2012 5:55:46 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: IbJensen

She can’t do math and apparently doesn’t have a clue....good thing she’s going to be a lawyer. I’d hate to think of her in a profession that actually requires a working brain.


37 posted on 03/23/2012 5:56:11 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: IbJensen

Contraception that costs $1500???? What is it a solid gold chastity belt? Come on this woman throws around stories like cow chips on a sunny Okalahoma afternoon. I do not believe one word that comes from her nouth. Show me the evidence. What medical condition prevents someone from taking the standard form of contraception?....For way less than $1500 that person could use a diaphram or an IUD ( yes they do exist) or even the rythmn method.


38 posted on 03/23/2012 5:56:36 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: unixfox

How does a learned 30 year old testify before Congress be so unprepared, it just wasn’t in the script. SHE LIES.


39 posted on 03/23/2012 5:57:12 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: boomop1
Don't make fun of her!


40 posted on 03/23/2012 5:58:47 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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