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Jindal Calls for OTC Birth Control Sales So Dems Can’t “Demagogue the Issue”
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2012 | Matt Cover

Posted on 12/14/2012 7:48:44 PM PST by Olog-hai

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) called for the over-the-counter sale of birth control pills in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Friday, saying that the federal government had no business restricting access to the medication.

“Democrats have wrongly accused Republicans of being against birth control and against allowing people to use it. That's hogwash. But Republicans do want to protect those who have religious beliefs that are opposed to contraception,” Jindal wrote. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; bobbyjindal

1 posted on 12/14/2012 7:48:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Good call, Governor.

I agree.

2 posted on 12/14/2012 7:59:52 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Washi

Can’t stand the me-man but I have to agree on this one. Take the battle to the enemy.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 8:01:28 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai
In general medication is moved to non-prescription if there is little risk to it and it has little risk of recreational abuse. I know that there is a risk of blood clotting with birth control pills, but I don't know how high that risk is compared to side effects of other medications that have been made over the counter recently.
4 posted on 12/14/2012 8:22:44 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Olog-hai

Another Catholic in name only.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 8:26:09 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: KarlInOhio

I can’t believe it’s that high a risk. How many of us use BCP yet how many women do you know that’ve had clotting trouble?

Frankly I’ve always had a problem with insurance paying for something that IS NOT a health issue. Trying not to get pregnant is not necessary for your health. Neither is anything for erectile dysfunction, nor even obstetrics. These are not real medical issues important to one’s life.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 8:36:27 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: BlessedBeGod
Another Catholic in name only.

If you believe the Church should prevent others from using medical advances the Church does not believe in, you will turn people with a positive view of the Church into enemies of the Church.

7 posted on 12/14/2012 8:37:26 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: Olog-hai

Aw, surely we can find some penumbra that gives the fedguv the power to require prescriptions for birth control.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 8:49:57 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Another Catholic in name only.


The fuse has been lit...


9 posted on 12/14/2012 8:53:00 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: KarlInOhio; the OlLine Rebel

The WHO - World Health Organization - classifies oral contraceptives as Class 1 carcinogens, just like asbestos, arsenic, formaldehyde, plutonium, et al. Read the warning notice that comes with the pill. Users run a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, cancer, blood clots and hypertension. Just the things one wants to subject the woman they “love” to.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 8:55:04 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: CurlyDave

There are sufficient risks in it’s use to ensure that birth control should only be dispensed by a physician.

Nothing to do with Catholicism, everything to do with the health and welfare of women using it.


11 posted on 12/15/2012 12:46:28 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: Olog-hai
So Dems Can’t “Demagogue the Issue.”

What the hell, why don't we ask for a total ban on weapons of any type so the Dems can't “Demagogue the Issue”?

What a warped reason to do ANYthing.

You're going to criticize me for my position, so I will change my position to something you will like so you can't criticize me.

That, Governor, is exact reason demagogues demagogue!

You do what they want, you lose. I can't see you ever being president with your naive nature. What of your principles are you willing to change to prevent demagoguery?

12 posted on 12/15/2012 5:24:15 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
World Health Organization - classifies oral contraceptives as Class 1 carcinogens, just like asbestos, arsenic, formaldehyde, plutonium, et al.

And California allows them? I'm stuned!

13 posted on 12/15/2012 5:27:07 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BlessedBeGod
BlessedBeGod

Another conservative in name only.

14 posted on 12/15/2012 5:39:44 AM PST by PatHimself
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Users of MOST pills run a higher risk of this and that. They are required to note almost anything that may have happened to anyone. You should know that being conservative that we have a lot of scare tactics going on by the ninny FDA. I’m very aware of all the warnings for myriad drugs given I’ve been suffering chronic conditions for many years now.

Clotting is THE prime risk with modern BCP; cancer was a bigger problem when they 1st came out.


15 posted on 12/15/2012 7:16:18 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Actually Dems won’t like it because it would be dropped from insurance. Which it should be anyway, since it has nothing to do with making a person healthier.


16 posted on 12/15/2012 7:19:27 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: CurlyDave

Exactly.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 7:20:58 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Nonsense. Many OTC drugs have risks and are used regularly by some people, and they were once prescription.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 7:22:49 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I agree, JC. If oral contraceptives should be sold OTC, so should at least half of our prescription drugs.

Strange thing for Jindal to claim expertise in.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 7:23:39 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: the OlLine Rebel

And when a 12 year old dies of blood clots I suppose the media will cover it. No, it should remain issued by a physician only.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 11:51:26 AM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: CurlyDave; PatHimself

Sorry I didn’t make myself clearer.

What I’m saying is that he’s another one who calls himself a Catholic but does not practice his faith.

If he cannot reconcile his faith with his job, he either needs to get another job where he can practice his faith or find another church.


21 posted on 12/16/2012 1:30:09 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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