Skip to comments.Sandra Fluke Now Has a Human Right to Taxpayer-Financed Birth Control
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. Theres 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 whats the big deal? Surely people should have the right to buy a condom.
Yes, but were talking about the United Nations, so you wont be surprised to learn that there shouldnt 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 womens 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 Americas 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.
“My Body....My Choice...Your Money.”
The U.S. is definitely a poor country these days.
Of course all these “Human Rights” only apply to non-Muslim countries and non-Muslim Humans (if there is such an animal).
The Fluker is affectionally known as “The Town Pump”.
1984. When do we get the Soma?
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?
The men enjoying Miss Fluke's favors should be paying for her birth control, not the taxpayers.
Maybe reverse the trend and see what happens, abort the mother keep the child.
If I have to pay for it, shouldn’t I get to “use” it?
Can I trade some credits for some Quaaludes, instead?
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?
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.
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!
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.
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
F*** Sandra Fluke.
Sorry, DON’T F*** Sandra Fluke so we don’t have to pay for her birth control.
And for your penicillin shots.
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