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Sandra Fluke Now Has a Human Right to Taxpayer-Financed Birth Control
Townhall ^ | 11/23/2012 | Daniel Mitchell

Posted on 11/23/2012 7:26:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Every so often, I share breakthrough stories about advances in “human rights” around the world.

In France, it is against the law to say your husband is under-endowed or that your wife is fat. Across Europe, a satellite dish is now a human right. In Finland, broadband access is a basic right. There’s now an entitlement for free soccer broadcasts in Europe.

In Italy, you have the right to…um…your testicles.

Now, in honor of Sandra Fluke, the United Nations has decided that contraception is a human right. Not just a human right, a universal human right. The New York Times reports on this big news.

The United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor countries.

So what’s the big deal? Surely people should have the right to buy a condom.

Paid for with your tax dollars?

Yes, but we’re talking about the United Nations, so you won’t be surprised to learn that there shouldn’t be any “financial barriers” to birth control, which means  people have the right to have other people pay for their fun and games.

It effectively declares that legal, cultural and financial barriers to accessing contraception and other family planning measures are an infringement of women’s rights. …The global body also says increasing funding for family planning by a further $4.1 billion could save $11.3 billion annually in health bills for mothers and newborns in poor countries.

Well, Sandra Fluke surely will be happy about this news. Even though national governments safely can ignore U.N. pronouncements, this is yet another sign of a growing dependency mindset.

P.S. Speaking of Sandra Fluke, you can enjoy some laughs with this great Reason video, this funny cartoon, and four more jokes here.

In addition to being my former debating partner, Richard Epstein is one of America’s premiere public intellectuals.

You can watch him make mincemeat out of George Soros in this video, for instance, and you can listen to his astute observations about his former law school colleague Barack Obama in this video.

 



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; fluke; freecheese; gimme; humanrights; sandrafluke; welfare

1 posted on 11/23/2012 7:26:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“My Body....My Choice...Your Money.”


2 posted on 11/23/2012 7:27:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor countries.

The U.S. is definitely a poor country these days.

3 posted on 11/23/2012 7:36:45 AM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course all these “Human Rights” only apply to non-Muslim countries and non-Muslim Humans (if there is such an animal).


4 posted on 11/23/2012 7:50:53 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Fluker is affectionally known as “The Town Pump”.


5 posted on 11/23/2012 8:01:18 AM PST by Iron Munro (Michelle and Barack: Robbing From The Hood and Boy Blunder)
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To: SeekAndFind

1984. When do we get the Soma?


6 posted on 11/23/2012 8:05:14 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now that there’s a “human right” to free birth control, can we not at least ask Obamacare to defund any abortions without the pregnant woman first demonstrating she used her free birth control?


7 posted on 11/23/2012 8:20:27 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: SeekAndFind
What the House of Representatives should seriously consider, is a provision in all Welfare Type Appropriations--that is where unearned benefits are provided to anyone--there is a prerequisite that the person agree not to vote in the next election for Federal Offices. If the person still votes, the benefits cease, and they get a month in jail. (There is an obvious conflict of interest situation in this.)

The men enjoying Miss Fluke's favors should be paying for her birth control, not the taxpayers.

William Flax

8 posted on 11/23/2012 8:23:06 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: dfwgator

Maybe reverse the trend and see what happens, abort the mother keep the child.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 8:25:57 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA: The result 60,382,105 complete idiots.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If I have to pay for it, shouldn’t I get to “use” it?


10 posted on 11/23/2012 8:30:33 AM PST by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: jdsteel

Can I trade some credits for some Quaaludes, instead?


11 posted on 11/23/2012 8:33:55 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep - they got the job done. “They Won”. We lost. Again.

Tired of this crap? Let’s fix it like we did in 2010. Or will we just return to being the great silent majority again?


12 posted on 11/23/2012 8:34:25 AM PST by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

At noon I am going into Carls JR and declaring my right to a free Famous Star burger. I’ll ask the UN to back me up. Somebody pass a blue helmet.


13 posted on 11/23/2012 8:36:26 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
At noon I am going into Carls JR and declaring my right to a free Famous Star burger.

Carl's Jr. Computer: Enjoy your EXTRA BIG ASS FRIES!
Woman at Carl's Jr.: You didn't give me no fries, I got an empty box.
Carl's Jr. Computer: Would you like another EXTRA BIG ASS FRIES?
Woman at Carl's Jr.: I said I didn't get any!
Carl's Jr. Computer: Thank you! Your account has been charged. Your balance is zero. Please come back when you can afford to make a purchase.
Woman at Carl's Jr.: What? Oh no, NO!
[She hits the machine. An alarm goes off, and a sign appears on the computer saying "WARNING! Carl's Jr. Frowns Upon Vandalism"]
Carl's Jr. Computer: I'm sorry you're having trouble. I'm sorry you're having trouble.
Woman at Carl's Jr.: Come on! My kids are starvin'!
Carl's Jr. Computer: [the woman kicks the computer, and it sprays a fast-acting tranquilizer in her face] This should help you calm down. Please come back when you can afford to make a purchase. Your kids are starving. Carl's Jr. believes no child should go hungry. You are an unfit mother. Your children will be placed in the custody of Carl's Jr. Carl's Jr... "---- You, I'm Eating."
[Joe approaches the computer]
Carl's Jr. Computer: Welcome to Carl's Jr. Would you like to try our EXTRA BIG ASS TACO? Now with more MOLECULES!

14 posted on 11/23/2012 8:40:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL.

I worked near the Carls Jr at Franklin and Florin in Sacramento.

Went in one day at noon and was told they were not taking orders because the computers were down.

I asked the asst mgr why they didn’t take my order, write it down, write down how much I give them and how much change they gave me.

He said they didn’t know how to do that.


15 posted on 11/23/2012 8:45:30 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: SeekAndFind

BMK


16 posted on 11/23/2012 8:47:49 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: SeekAndFind
the United Nations has decided that contraception is a human right. Not just a human right, a universal human right.

All such economic rights involve a contradiction. If my right to contraception entails a right to your labor or its product, them you cannot have a right of liberty or property.You then become a rightless creature, who functions by my or society's permission.Free contraception for one part of the population means slave labor for the rest

17 posted on 11/23/2012 8:56:27 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: SeekAndFind

F*** Sandra Fluke.

Sorry, DON’T F*** Sandra Fluke so we don’t have to pay for her birth control.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 8:56:27 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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Sorry, DON’T F*** Sandra Fluke so we don’t have to pay for her birth control.

And for your penicillin shots.

19 posted on 11/23/2012 8:58:03 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: carriage_hill

Only if you are talking about the lead singer character in the Tubes song “White Punks On Dope” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkdQyyChTlw&feature=youtube_gdata_player


20 posted on 11/23/2012 9:15:54 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: jdsteel

Oh, my gosh. That was so bad I had to cleanse my musical palate with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARnBgW5XgSo&feature=fvwrel


21 posted on 11/23/2012 10:05:27 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: bigbob

“Yep - they got the job done. “They Won”. We lost. Again.”

Sandra Fluke is the epitome of an entire new group of voters, that I have named the “ladyparts voters”. This group voted 68% for Obama on election day. It’s not going to be easy, and may be all-but impossible, to win them over to our side. Once a ladyparts voter, always a ladyparts voter.

“…Or will we just return to being the great silent majority again?”

Silent, perhaps, but I’m afraid not “a majority” all that much longer...


22 posted on 11/23/2012 10:14:39 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: jdsteel

That horror show looked like Bath Salts Boys. Awful as it was, I had to watch it thru to see if that POS broke an ankle/leg falling off those shoes. LOL.

A quaalude would have helped tolerate it. Thank Heavens, my Logitech keyboard has a mute button!


23 posted on 11/23/2012 10:33:59 AM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

With a face like Sandra Fluke’s I don’t really see where the need for contraception comes into play. Maybe there’s a lot of alcohol involved...


24 posted on 11/23/2012 10:41:59 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every person in America has ACCESS to contraception, there are drug stores and other pharmacies in every town in the country. So if the UN has declared it a ‘Human Right’, we met that a long time ago. The pertinent question is does everyone have the ‘human right’ to compel someone else to PAY for their contraception?


25 posted on 11/23/2012 12:58:26 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SeekAndFind
Give her an aspirin, she can hold it between her knees.

Regards,
GtG

26 posted on 11/23/2012 1:45:21 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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