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Georgetown Students Go Broke to Buy Birth Control? Target Sells Pills for $9 Per Month
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Posted on 02/29/2012 5:14:38 AM PST by chessplayer

Nancy Pelosi held a congressional hearing on Monday with a single witness, Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, to testify about the need for Obamacare to mandate that religious institutions provide free contraception and abortifacients under their health insurance plans.

“Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy,” Fluke testified regarding the Catholic university's policy of not covering birth control. “Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school.”

But Fluke's testimony was very misleading. Birth control pills can be purchased for as low as $9 per month at a pharmacy near Georgetown's campus. According to an employee at the pharmacy in Washington, D.C.'s Target store, the pharmacy sells birth control pills--the generic versions of Ortho Tri-Cyclen and Ortho-Cyclen--for $9 per month. "That's the price without insurance," the Target employee said. Nine dollars is less than the price of two beers at a Georgetown bar.

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1 posted on 02/29/2012 5:14:41 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Salt peter is cheaper....


2 posted on 02/29/2012 5:18:55 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: chessplayer
Stop being Tramps and sluts, and act like moral women, and you won't have an issue.

For males, this sex-crazed promotion has driven marriage rates to an all-time low, millions of babies are killed in the womb, and sex is the most-important thing in young people's lives today, because it's PROMOTED AND ENCOURAGED. It's great for the guys, as they have always-available sex for free, and the women lose their appeal as wives, since they can't be trusted or valued for their morals.

Why buy the cow, when the milk is free?

3 posted on 02/29/2012 5:20:55 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: chessplayer

Don’t they have something better to do than worry about how to have sex without consequences? Like, I don’t know, maybe STUDY.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 5:21:37 AM PST by LevinFan
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To: G Larry

That costs less than a Bayer Aspirin! :-)


5 posted on 02/29/2012 5:21:59 AM PST by left that other site
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To: chessplayer

That’s the price of about two foo foo coffees. And you know they can afford those.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 5:23:12 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: chessplayer

Now we have the answer why America’s legal systen is so ‘screwed’ up.

Methinks they ought to be studying more than....well, you know. Kidding aside, what idiot would spend that kinda cash? Are they buying 24karat pills?

Pelosi has lied so often she has to resort to things this ridiculous just to keep the scare ever-growing.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 5:23:56 AM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: chessplayer

Back in my day, girls expected the guy to supply his own condoms...


8 posted on 02/29/2012 5:24:32 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: chessplayer

and Planned Parenthood gives them away....


9 posted on 02/29/2012 5:25:03 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: chessplayer

Digging deeper they want these to cost the same as most generics at Walmart, $4 for a month’s supply. Concerned that these are $9 and “everything else” is $4.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 5:25:27 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: chessplayer

Well, that just goes to show you it’s, once again, not about what the leftist spokesperson says it’s about,

but about something else.

In this case, it’s forcing YOU to pay for THEIR extramarital sexcapades.
This is the way leftists always operate - they first “beg” for “tolerance”, and end up using force to make you participate.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 5:26:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: left that other site

And the aspirin can be reused.

And if you run out of aspirin, in a pinch, the bottle itself would work.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 5:27:08 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: left that other site
That costs less than a Bayer Aspirin! :-)

Actually, an aspirin can be a very effective form of birth control.

All the young lady has to do is to hold it between her knees and she won't get pregnant.
13 posted on 02/29/2012 5:27:41 AM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: chessplayer
Nine dollars is less than the price of two beers at a Georgetown bar.

Holy Crap!!! I was bitching about the high price of beer at 35C @ bottle when I was in school..........

14 posted on 02/29/2012 5:29:12 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: chessplayer
Nine dollars is less than the price of two beers at a Georgetown bar.

And it costs a guy three time that just to get them in the mood.........

15 posted on 02/29/2012 5:31:00 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: chessplayer

Is she eligible for a business expense deduction?


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16 posted on 02/29/2012 5:32:02 AM PST by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: chessplayer

If this slut spent as much time sitting at a desk as she apparently does lying on her back, she might amount to something other than a disposable piece of meat. This is what “women” are fighting for?


17 posted on 02/29/2012 5:33:55 AM PST by trubolotta
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To: chessplayer
Nine bucks? And I said $30!

So you have to give up a dollar a day rather than 30 cents if you want a deluxe brand name.

18 posted on 02/29/2012 5:35:25 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: chessplayer
Are they saying that the sources previous generations of students used for contraceptives (since this generation did not, after all, invent sex) have gone away? Really? I doubt that.

Some contraceptives might add up to $3K a year. If that's the case for an individual, then she might consider being a bit careful about where she's spending her money. Or her time. Or both.

Since these are law students we're talking about, I don't know why anybody would take what they say at face value anyway.

19 posted on 02/29/2012 5:36:23 AM PST by susannah59
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To: seton89

Didn’t someone get busted for attempting to write off hookers as a “business expense”?


20 posted on 02/29/2012 5:36:50 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: susannah59
Since these are liberal law students we're talking about, I don't know why anybody would take what they say at face value anyway.
21 posted on 02/29/2012 5:38:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: chessplayer
Wal-Mart carries the Trojan 12-pack for $4.00. Now we'll have the triflin', good-for-nothing Georgetown males whining they can't afford 33 cents for a condom?

Or does Church Social Justice doctrine teach that denial of free condoms to horny undergraduates is "oppression of the poor"?"

Yeah, the Church of Christ Without Christ: " where the blind don't see and the lame don't walk, and what's dead stays that way."

22 posted on 02/29/2012 5:38:34 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Your sarcasm tag: don't leave home without it.)
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To: G Larry
Salt peter is cheaper....

No peter works best.

23 posted on 02/29/2012 5:42:33 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: chessplayer
I've wondered why no one has pointed out that this is not exactly something that anyone needs insurance for. They are both cheap and hardy an unexpected expense for the people who utilize these pills. People who buy both bagels and birth control pills on a regular basis are like to spend more on bagels.

ML/NJ

24 posted on 02/29/2012 5:43:58 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Wally World has the $9 BC pill deal as well. No insurance needed.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 5:44:25 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: chessplayer

Gee, who would have thought it?? SanFranNancy Pelousy holding a hearing on OUR dime to demonstrate the “need” for zero’s “healthscare” scandal.

No, no partisan, pandering here.

/sarc


26 posted on 02/29/2012 5:44:57 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: varon

The high price of beer has always been a problem for students. Beer or food? How can you manage?

In the house where I lived, we bought an old soft drink machine and converted it to dispense beer. It was designed to dispense soft drinks for $.06. It had slots for nickels and pennies. The Penny slot was enlarged to receive a quarter and the nickel slot was logically disabled. You could insert a nickle but it did nothing but take the coin. For engineers, it was a piece of cake.

A corporation was established with 10 stockholders. Oasis Inc stock holders and close associates bought beer for a quarter. Others paid the posted $.30’s. The machine sold beer all night and on Sunday’s. We recently gathered and someone brought one of the original hand lettered Oasis stock certificates. Down at the bottom in small print were the words. “Non Voting Shares” Our non engineer Business buddy pulled one over on us engineers.

Every Monday we went to the bar down the street an picked up our eleven cases of Budweiser long necks. The Beer had to be delivered to a bonefide retail seller but we got the best price by buying at least 11 cases.

Oasis Inc was the best investment in my life, even up till today. It paid dividends from the first week and the shares were sold on graduation for double the original price.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 5:45:39 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: riri
That’s the price of about two foo foo coffees. And you know they can afford those.

The Georgetown Starbucks will certainly understand if Ms. Fluke purchases two fewer lattes a month as the price of her "liberation."

28 posted on 02/29/2012 5:46:04 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: chessplayer

Wonderful isn’t it?

Pelosi holds a hearing and the so-called ‘witness’ lies through her teeth.

Everyone here picks up on it and comments appropriately.

MSM - crickets! The Official Record - the lies. What’s the point?


29 posted on 02/29/2012 5:52:46 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: traditional1

“Why buy the cow, when the milk is free?

OR

Why buy the milk when you have a big fat cow at home?


30 posted on 02/29/2012 5:58:57 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: I am Richard Brandon

The point is: It’s a war on the American Family ! Always has been always will be.


31 posted on 02/29/2012 5:59:04 AM PST by Mr. C (Take Back America!)
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To: chessplayer

But they can afford a $50,000 a year school? I call B.S.


32 posted on 02/29/2012 6:01:35 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: chessplayer
The Republican Plan: Pay for it yourself.
The Democrat Plan: Fill out this paperwork so we can determine if you are eligible, wait three months for authorization,....
33 posted on 02/29/2012 6:02:47 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: chessplayer

The GOP is going to surrender on this issue


34 posted on 02/29/2012 6:03:08 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: chessplayer

The GOP is going to surrender on this issue


35 posted on 02/29/2012 6:04:37 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

The GOP surrenders on every issue of importance. Why would this be any different?


36 posted on 02/29/2012 6:09:43 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: chessplayer

What’s disappointing is that there was no Republican congressman getting into this witness’s grill and presenting these facts back to her. They had to know the lies this women would be bringing to the table. CHALLENGE THEM! Don’t take this cr*p lying down!


37 posted on 02/29/2012 6:12:46 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: chessplayer

There is part of me that is relieved this idiot is studying to be a lawyer and not, say, a physician, engineer or some other profession that actually requires a working brain.

$3000/month for contraception - are her condoms gold-plated or is she spending more time having sex than studying? If she’s having that much sex that it’s costing her $3k/month, then she could offset her contraceptive expenses with marketing her time management abilities.


38 posted on 02/29/2012 6:15:25 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: jimmyo57
"Why buy the milk when you have a big fat cow at home?"

Why "buy" anything, when it's "free"?

(SEE TAGLINE)

39 posted on 02/29/2012 6:17:41 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

And the response would be:

“see how anti-woman the republicans are? did you see how they bullied that poor girl?”


40 posted on 02/29/2012 6:18:21 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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Well, that just goes to show you it’s, once again, not about what the leftist spokesperson says it’s about, but about something else. In this case, it’s forcing YOU to pay for THEIR extramarital sexcapades

Yes. Plus it's about creating a false choice in the eyes of the easily led: The Republicans (the bishops) want to take away your birth control. They (the bishops, old guys, tea party) want to make birth control illegal!!

The Democrats will protect your birth control; The Repubs want to take it away.

It's a false choice but the Democratic Party operatives and their minions in the national press and universities are broadcasting this message to the uninformed and the hysteria is speading on social media. "OMG we need to vote for Obama to save our birth control"

This is a planned, cultivated and devious plot to discredit the Catholic Church hierarchy and mischaracterize the Republican position on religious freedom.

We are living in an anti-clerical age, just like during the reign of terror in post revolutionary France, in early 20th century Portugal, and in the period before the Spanish Civil War. In each of these examples, anticlericism resulted in civil wars followed by dictatorships, Napoleon in France, Salazar in Portugal and Franco in Spain.

History proves that anti-clericism is a very anti-democratic movement and has been fatal to republics.

Those who plant the seeds of anti-clericism, do so at great risk to the republic.

41 posted on 02/29/2012 6:33:25 AM PST by grasshopper2
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To: chessplayer

Ridiculous. Birth control has always been FREE. It’s called saying NO.


42 posted on 02/29/2012 6:38:51 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: chessplayer

Law students must practice screwing people in preparation for when they get their licenses.


43 posted on 02/29/2012 6:42:50 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: chessplayer

this is the same logic which has at least half the college kids on food stamps


44 posted on 02/29/2012 6:48:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: grasshopper2
Those who plant the seeds of anti-clericism, do so at great risk to the republic.

And "if" (not an "if" I know) their GOAL is the destruction of the republic to be replaced with something else?

45 posted on 02/29/2012 6:52:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Those who plant the seeds of anti-clericism, do so at great risk to the republic.

And "if" (not an "if" I know) their GOAL is the destruction of the republic to be replaced with something else?

I think their goal is control and power, control and power, control and power.

The result, should they succeed, will be the destruction of the republic and a one party system. Religious freedom will be limited to worship in a church building with strict state controls on any religious activity outside an actual approved house of worship, except for Muslims who will get wavers, just like the unions got wavers from Obamacare.

Religious institutions will be forced out of business due to extreme penalties for failing to comply with Obamacare requirements that conflict with their teachings. Today it is the Catholic Church's institutions being forced to offer contraception. Tomorrow it will be another church or other institution the people in power view as a threat to power that will be forced to violate their teachings or shut down, like forcing the Mormon Church owned institutions to allow the sale of wine or forcing Orthodox Jewish institutions to open on Saturdays and so on until all opposition is controlled and suppressed and fear will prevail and the people will submit and the republic will fade and burn out.

46 posted on 02/29/2012 7:18:50 AM PST by grasshopper2
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To: grasshopper2

The front page of the IBD today showed 0bama at a UAW rally.
The banner behind him showed silhouettes of people with their fists in the air and a banner line of

“BUILD POWER”


47 posted on 02/29/2012 7:26:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: grasshopper2
Exactly.

I got into a big Obi-Wan vs Darth Maul argument with a left-wing Catholic (in our parish kitchen, no less)-- clear the teacups, ladies! --- and finally got her to admit that what we were talking about was the extinction of all practicing Catholic educational and medical institutions in America--- not just "practicing medical," but "practicing Catholic" --- because she "in principle" wanted to force HER CHURCH to pay for HER BIRTH CONTROL.

It was an enlightening moment.

It may be uncharitable, but I hope she leaves St. Mary's. I hope she finds herself a nice little "Church of Christ Without Christ" where, as Flanner O'Connor said, "the lame don't walk, and the blind don't see, and what's dead stays that way."

48 posted on 02/29/2012 7:35:30 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Your sarcasm tag: don't leave home without it.)
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To: varon

Nine dollars is less than the price of two beers at a Georgetown bar.

Holy Crap!!! I was bitching about the high price of beer at 35C @ bottle when I was in school..........


Georgetown is very beautiful, but prices are on the high side! lol


49 posted on 02/29/2012 8:57:16 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy

Well, that's what you get for giving public access to your private parts.

50 posted on 02/29/2012 10:00:09 AM PST by tbpiper
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