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Georgetown Students Go Broke to Buy Birth Control? Target Sells Pills for $9 Per Month
Weekly Standard ^ | 2/28/2012 | By JOHN MCCORMACK

Posted on 03/01/2012 2:58:44 PM PST by tobyhill

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.

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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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To: tobyhill

I believe that this is the whole purpose of government getting into the bedroom. The liberals want all the contraceptives and abortions paid for - then those who sell the products and services can jack the prices sky high.
Planned Parenthood could price an abortion anywhere they want to. Their income is now 1/3 federal funding, 1/3 abortion payments, and 1/3 elsewhere. If conservatives get control and take away the federal funding they will be able to set the price of an abortion much higher and still get the same money coming in and even higher.
PP says that abortions are only 3% of their services and yet 1/3 of their money intake. Something doesn’t add up.


41 posted on 03/01/2012 4:31:57 PM PST by PastorJimCM (truth matters)
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To: tobyhill
By the logic you must provide free birth control...then you must provide free abortions
42 posted on 03/01/2012 4:33:59 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I bet you can’t even by a “sex on the beach” cocktail for less than $9 in Georgetown. That place is expensive.


43 posted on 03/01/2012 4:51:21 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: tobyhill

Rush’s monologue on Mz. Fluke was so devastating that were I a female law student at Georgetown, I would change schools. This idiot woman cluelessly whined before Pelousi’s committee that U.S. taxpayers should pay for her to have casual sex for three years without getting pregnant. She makes her generation look like sluts.


44 posted on 03/01/2012 4:54:12 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Marguerite

Anyone who has not listened to the testimony of this Fluke can hear it here:

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/dems-stage-single-witness-hearing-frame-their-reproductive-rights-argument

Really, it is worth going through two or three times for the laughs as well as the horrors that come to your mind. This is a law student? A top graduate of some college somewhere? She sounds more like a cheerleader who had insufficient brains to get through 10th grade, to me.

She, and Georgetown, ought to be ashamed.


45 posted on 03/01/2012 4:54:38 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: plangent

Until you mentioned “her parents” I did not even consider that aspect of the story. Sheesh - I sure am glad she is no relation to me!


46 posted on 03/01/2012 5:00:16 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: CharlesWayneCT

You can’t expect a precious little snowflake lawyer to pay for her own anti baby pills!! That is sexist!

On a serious note, I wonder if she realized that she just confirmed a lot of peoples biases against lawyers and slutty women.


47 posted on 03/01/2012 5:14:21 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: tobyhill

Perhaps Miss Fluke the aspiring legal eagle takes a pill per incident, or places one in each access aperture per incident? One can get into and pass through law school without learning one real life skill after all.


48 posted on 03/01/2012 5:14:21 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky," - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: Ditter

“Fluke made a complete fool of herself.”

Yes she did. Here legal career - if there ever is one one now - will be as a stump broke ornament at a left wing non profit or plaintiff’s firm. If she is lucky.


49 posted on 03/01/2012 5:20:32 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky," - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: AFPhys

Da Fluke looks at the students’ faces and guess what she sees? No nose, eyes or mouth but ...’face affected by lack of contraceptive coverage’!?!? How is that shown on their faces? A pustule or something?

Uh, oh, they had to pay $9 for a month of pills? The horror, the horror! Anyone who can afford a $50,000 a year school, can also afford $108 per year for pills.

“Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception”, or without screwing around during their studies. THAT’s why they are in school in the first place. Why would the school pay for their activities after classes?
Getting laid is NOT in the school curriculum.

“Just last week, a married female student told me that she had to stop using contraception because she and her husband just couldn’t fit it into their budget anymore.” Cry me a river. Maybe the hubby could drink two beers less by month.

That’s the best part: “the gay woman wonders if she’ll be able to give her mother “desperately desired grand-babies.”
For that she would need a man, which seems she doesn’t like anyway.

What a crock. I bet Fluke is a lesbian as well, so I wonder why she needs contraceptives at all.


50 posted on 03/01/2012 5:23:11 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Bigg Red
This harlot is no lady.

I'm trying to remain civil. Seriously, when I was her age it would have been mortifying to be thought of as "loose". Apparently it's a badge of honor now.

51 posted on 03/01/2012 6:13:29 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: tobyhill; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; VinceASA; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; ...
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52 posted on 03/01/2012 6:15:00 PM PST by narses
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To: qaz123
It still amazes me how stupid the Left is and how much they lie. Do they not think someone would call them out with information like this.

More likely they thought that Minitrue would stuff it down the memory hole.

53 posted on 03/01/2012 6:25:42 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
You’d think that at least one of those guys she sleeps with could buy her a beer, so she could save the money for her birth control pill.

Heck, she should just insist on a condom instead of the beer. You wanna play, you gotta pay.

54 posted on 03/01/2012 6:38:19 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: xtinct
2. Or, isn’t it mandatory to purchase a student health insurance policy through the college?
3. Or, can’t the students get birth control for free through their student health clinic on campus? ..
Whose side are you on, anyway? The whole “problem” is that Catholic colleges refuse to traffic in birth control - and our paragon of virtue Miss Fluke is complaining that she can’t afford (what turns out to cost $120 a year) to pay it herself.
Actually, the beef of the Catholic Church should extend beyond explicitly Catholic institutions to any requirement that individual Catholic employers traffic in birth control contrary to the dictates of conscience.

55 posted on 03/02/2012 4:20:01 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Marguerite

I see on DailyCaller that Rush has doubled down on his screed about Fluke yesterday.

Also saw a story just now, I think on TheBlaze, that Fluke is doubling down, too.

While reading that latter, I started to think, “Hmm... I wonder how she would react if I, and a few hundred other dirty old men, sent her a nice note simply asking for a date.”

If I had more time this morning, I would post that article from TheBlaze and make the suggestion. Unfortunately, I have no extra time this morning to make the post.


56 posted on 03/02/2012 6:14:15 AM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: AFPhys

I started to think, “Hmm... I wonder how she would react if I, and a few hundred other dirty old men, sent her a nice note simply asking for a date.”

The internet is already buzzing with lewd proposals to Fluke, from “dirty old men” :)


57 posted on 03/02/2012 8:35:14 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Seriously, when I was her age it would have been mortifying to be thought of as “loose”.

&&&
Same here. So much has changed and at such break-neck speed.


58 posted on 03/02/2012 9:07:42 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Marguerite

I did not realize that Fluke has had some other proposals from dirty old men. Seems like the natural course of events. THanks for informing me of it. - I have been away from the net since I wrote that response to you.


59 posted on 03/03/2012 5:13:44 PM PST by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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