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$9: Price for a Month's Supply of Birth Control Pills at Target 3 Miles from Georgetown Law
CNSnews ^ | March 5, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.

Posted on 03/06/2012 5:23:30 AM PST by opentalk

Although Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke testified to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee last month that contraception can cost a law student $3,000 over three years and that some of her fellow students could not afford it, a Target store only 3 miles from the law school currently sells a month's supply of birth control pills for only $9 to people who do not have insurance plans covering contraceptives.

That would make the total cost for birth control pills for a student who decided to use them for all three years of law school just $324.

Fluke was the sole witness who appeared on Feb. 23 before an all-Democratic panel chaired by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school," Fluke said. "For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary. Forty percent of female students at Georgetown Law report struggling financially as a result of this policy.

...“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school," Fluke said. "For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary. Forty percent of female students at Georgetown Law report struggling financially as a result of this policy.

“One student told us of how embarrassed and powerless she felt when she was standing at the pharmacy counter, learning for the first time that contraception wasn’t covered, and had to walk away because she couldn’t afford it," said Fluke. "Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception."

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1 posted on 03/06/2012 5:23:34 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Okay so she is not a slut and is instead a lying political whore..
Got it.........


2 posted on 03/06/2012 5:26:19 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New the media American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Okay so she is not a slut and is instead a lying political whore..

Who still demands that I pay for her not being able to keep her knees together.

3 posted on 03/06/2012 5:32:42 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: opentalk

"She probably spends that on batteries"

4 posted on 03/06/2012 5:33:13 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: opentalk

I thought Planned Parenthood was the forerunner in providing free birth control to women? I clicked on their website and it says they charge based on income so why wouldn’t this “financially disadvantaged” student qualify for free or reduced cost women’s issues health care (did I get in all the buzz words?)?


5 posted on 03/06/2012 5:33:16 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
orchestrated by Pelosi
6 posted on 03/06/2012 5:34:10 AM PST by opentalk
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To: bgill
Guys, let's rethink this... she's asking that we pay her to not breed.

Isn't there some appeal to that notion?

7 posted on 03/06/2012 5:34:34 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I heard she’s a lesbian, so the birth control pill is a non-issue for her.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 5:37:21 AM PST by erkyl (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office --Aesop (~550 BC))
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To: opentalk

Are these affirmative action students? because they don’t seem smart enough to be going to college, let alone law school


9 posted on 03/06/2012 5:39:03 AM PST by eccentric (pardon any typos. I'm still waiting for my ez eyes keyboard)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

It is now a community organizing movement to shut Rush up going into the election. They are pressuring Clear Channel


10 posted on 03/06/2012 5:39:19 AM PST by opentalk
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
from related article at CNS

..Yet, according to the Web sites of the three Planned Parenthood clinics located in Washington, D.C., condoms “cost about $1 each, but are sometimes available for free.”

The three Planned Parenthood clinics are located between 1.2 and 3.2 miles

11 posted on 03/06/2012 5:43:51 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

“Qu’elles non baisent pas.”


12 posted on 03/06/2012 5:52:34 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is contempt for truth: hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: opentalk

Of course it is. They have successfully turned the discussion away from the attack on religion to Rush calling a young woman a slut. And as usual, liberal don’t care about facts, just emotion


13 posted on 03/06/2012 5:53:25 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: opentalk

“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000...”

Key word: can

And a car CAN cost $500,000 or more. So? Do you know anyone who has paid much more than a tenth of that and ended up with an amazing car?

The three weapons of the lest:
Ad Hominem
Straw Man
Red Herring

It’s literally all they have.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 5:56:00 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: opentalk

“Qu’elles utilisent les vibrateurs.”


15 posted on 03/06/2012 5:56:13 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is contempt for truth: hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: opentalk; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ..
RE :”Although Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke testified to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee last month that contraception can cost a law student $3,000 over three years and that some of her fellow students could not afford it, a Target store only 3 miles from the law school currently sells a month's supply of birth control pills for only $9 to people who do not have insurance plans covering contraceptives.
That would make the total cost for birth control pills for a student who decided to use them for all three years of law school just $324.
Fluke was the sole witness who appeared on Feb. 23 before an all-Democratic panel chaired by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).“.

Fluke is Pelosi’s expert on ‘women's health issues”. Looks like with all the expert ‘testimony’ on woman's issues this somehow got missed from Dems staged act.

After Issa's hearing on religious liberty Pelosi organized her women house members to a press conference to protest Republicans holding a hearing on women's health issues without a woman testifying. Republican's dont seem to have a clue how to counter Dems with their own staged drama for the voters or at least segments of them. You didnt see them protest Pelosi holding a press conference on religious liberty without any religious leaders 'testifying' did you? In fact I think they ran scared, especially Issa.

16 posted on 03/06/2012 5:56:22 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: opentalk; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ..
RE :”Although Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke testified to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee last month that contraception can cost a law student $3,000 over three years and that some of her fellow students could not afford it, a Target store only 3 miles from the law school currently sells a month's supply of birth control pills for only $9 to people who do not have insurance plans covering contraceptives.
That would make the total cost for birth control pills for a student who decided to use them for all three years of law school just $324.
Fluke was the sole witness who appeared on Feb. 23 before an all-Democratic panel chaired by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).“.

Fluke is Pelosi’s expert on ‘women's health issues”. Looks like with all the expert ‘testimony’ on woman's issues this somehow got missed from Dems staged act.

After Issa's hearing on religious liberty Pelosi organized her women house members to a press conference to protest Republicans holding a hearing on women's health issues without a woman testifying. Republican's dont seem to have a clue how to counter Dems with their own staged drama for the voters or at least segments of them. You didnt see them protest Pelosi holding a press conference on religious liberty without any religious leaders 'testifying' did you? In fact I think they ran scared, especially Issa.

17 posted on 03/06/2012 5:56:22 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: bgill

—Who still demands that I pay for her not being able to keep her knees together.—

Not her. Just her heterosexual “friends”. ;-)


18 posted on 03/06/2012 5:57:48 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: opentalk

I would assume Ms. Fluke is an ardent feminist, so why is she providing her own birth control and not requiring her partner(s) to at least share in the cost? Isn’t she thus allowing men(presumably) to exploit her for sex and thus is in feminist thinking allowing herself to be raped?


19 posted on 03/06/2012 5:58:31 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

She’s an elitist wannabe that wouldn’t be caught dead in Target.
She’s a lesbian that really doesn’t need birth control.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 5:58:31 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: opentalk

I just google mapped Georgetown Law School and planned parenthood, it is 1.5 miles between them. 25 minutes if she has to take public transit.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 5:59:10 AM PST by beefree
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To: erkyl

First time I saw her I thought she was a lesbian. Then I heard what she was talking about and thought, Oh, I guess not.

Then I saw the nuances of what she was actually saying and said, Oh, looks like she is after all.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 5:59:10 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

——The three weapons of the left:

Ad Hominem

Straw Man

Red Herring

It’s literally all they have.-——

Lol. Don’t forget my personal favorite, hand-waving.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 6:00:13 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: opentalk

Just the latest phony baloney trumped up liberal sideshow to divert the country’s attention away from a failed administration.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 6:00:32 AM PST by iontheball
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To: opentalk
Where is Joycelyn Elders now that she is really needed?
25 posted on 03/06/2012 6:00:41 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is contempt for truth: hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: sickoflibs
Newt seems to be one of the few publicly standing up to their tactics
26 posted on 03/06/2012 6:05:35 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

I don’t care if it costs $9 a month or $250 a month (like some of my medication). If it’s not a drug she desperately needs in order to stay alive, please don’t ask me and other taxpayers to subsidize it.

For the sake of argument, let’s leave out the question of sex altogether. Where is the place in the US Constitution that says a citizen is entitled to have medication paid for by his or her fellow citizens? Charity might move us to supply drugs to someone who might die, but otherwise, pay for your own drugs!


27 posted on 03/06/2012 6:07:28 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: cuban leaf
Make the issue how Obama care actually increases health care: Women who pay for their own birth control price shop, and can choose generics for as little as ten dollars per month from major discount stores. However, if Uncle Sugar is buying, or making your employer pay, it costs three thousand dollars, apparently.

This is the issue.

28 posted on 03/06/2012 6:08:17 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: opentalk

Why do lesbians spend $3000 on BC?

Pray for America


29 posted on 03/06/2012 6:09:53 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: opentalk
RE :”Newt seems to be one of the few publicly standing up to their tactics

I been enjoying watching him lately. He's really taking the fight to Obama in an aggressive and effectively spoken way.

30 posted on 03/06/2012 6:11:08 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: sickoflibs
every utterance of 'wimmins health' should be rebutted, with 'planned parenthood' and refocused on the simplicity of the 1A...start from there and quit playin into the word games...

unless the right wing of the tyranny-o-saurus is simply hungry too ???

31 posted on 03/06/2012 6:16:12 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: opentalk

Too bad that Ms. Fluke’s mother didn’t believe or apparently didn’t use birth control or maybe Ms. Fluke is an “accident” as in “fluke.”

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32 posted on 03/06/2012 6:19:39 AM PST by flatfish
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To: opentalk
"...contraception can cost a law student $3,000 over three years"

"...just $324"

Oh f'cryin'outloud! She just got the decimal in the wrong place.

"For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary."

So what?

I went through 4 years of medical school with NO help from anybody--NO scholarship--NO nothing but my own steam and hard work--AND NO debt!

BTW--I paid for my own birth control!

"Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception."

Well noooooooooooooooooooooooo..................

33 posted on 03/06/2012 6:20:04 AM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is contempt for truth: hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: opentalk

Too bad that Ms. Fluke’s mother didn’t believe or apparently didn’t use birth control or maybe Ms. Fluke is an “accident” as in “fluke.”

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34 posted on 03/06/2012 6:20:22 AM PST by flatfish
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To: opentalk

“...had to walk away because she couldn’t afford it,” said Fluke. “Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception.”
______________________________

Too bad someone doesn’t have the store security video tape where on the way out she see’s a pair of shoes on sale that she just has to have and nearly melts her credit card yanking it out from her purse that she just had to have.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 6:23:26 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: opentalk

So at $3000 she planned to stay in law school for 27 year 9 months and 10 days and a few hours.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 6:23:39 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Gilbo_3; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Impy; Pan_Yans Wife
RE :” every utterance of 'wimmins health' should be rebutted, with 'planned parenthood' and refocused on the simplicity of the 1A...start from there and quit playin into the word games

Dems count on the distinction between conception prevention pills and pregnancy termination pills be blurred in the average voters minds. So if you are against birth control (visualized as conception prevention) and abortion both then it makes you (Republicans) look like women's sexual-moral police, which is a losing battle in a national election. This is where RS is vulnerable in this debate,

Visualize those old ladies in Iran that will beat up a woman on the street for showing their hair, that is what Dems are making Republican men look like with their (Dems) strategy. And compassionate Obama takes time out of his busy schedule from Iran-Isreal negotionations to comfort this 'poor' brave woman who oniy wants to speak out on woman's health issues free from attacks.

There is a woman who could aid Republicans in this debate but I see she is AWOL. Not a peep.

37 posted on 03/06/2012 6:45:39 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: opentalk

Maybe the problem isn’t birth control but transmittable diseases so she requires two or more types of contraceptives.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 6:49:01 AM PST by Alissa
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To: opentalk

Misdirection!

We have succumbed to the leftists clever ploy to shift the debate away from religious freedom in the face of tyrannical Obamacare. They have successfuly framed the debate instead as "Republicans Hate All Women and will End Contraception."

Until conservatives learn how to control the debate, we will continue to lose. Whittaker Chambers in his book "Witness" said this was true in the 1930s as well!

39 posted on 03/06/2012 6:57:54 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: sickoflibs

“There is a woman who could aid Republicans in this debate but I see she is AWOL. Not a peep.”

Great point. Palin could be a huge help here.


40 posted on 03/06/2012 7:15:40 AM PST by crusader71
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To: ottbmare
I don’t care if it costs $9 a month or $250 a month (like some of my medication). If it’s not a drug she desperately needs in order to stay alive, please don’t ask me and other taxpayers to subsidize it.

20% of women are on BC for medical issues and some BC is very expensive. I think BC should be covered for those issues.

41 posted on 03/06/2012 7:18:33 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

I remember reading somewhere that if you’re BC was for medical reasons, it was covered under Georgetown Law’s student policy.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 7:31:27 AM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

You think she is now ever going to attend a REAL hearing and allow Conservative members of Congress to point this out to her? I think not.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 7:32:31 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: trailhkr1
I think BC should be covered for those issues.

This is the PRCISE point where we all get screwed. Everyone - lawmakers and citizens alike - come up with these bright ideas (by the thousands) on what "should" be done with everyone else's money.

How about this:

Don't involve me an others in your grand plans. I really don't give a flying **** how you think my families money should be spent.

Are you people God? You simply deem in your little minds what "should" be done, then use the law to pillage the resources of others in order to do it.

If you think people "should" have one thing or another, then you and other people like you can chip in and get it for them. Quit molesting others with your bright ideas.

44 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:09 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST
How about this: Don't involve me an others in your grand plans. I really don't give a flying **** how you think my families money should be spent. Are you people God? You simply deem in your little minds what "should" be done, then use the law to pillage the resources of others in order to do it. If you think people "should" have one thing or another, then you and other people like you can chip in and get it for them. Quit molesting others with your bright ideas.

What about drugs and treatments for people who have eaten or smoked themselves into bad health? Are you against those as well? BC that is needed for medical issues should be covered(with a reasonable copay). Nope not God, but that is what health insurance is for.

45 posted on 03/06/2012 8:18:35 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1
20% of women are on BC for medical issues and some BC is very expensive. I think BC should be covered for those issues.

I'm not sure where you get those statistics. I used to do medical research for a living and I can't recall seeing that number in our data. Can you cite a source?

Also, what do you mean when you say birth control "should be covered"? Do you mean that taxpayers should "cover" birth control by providing it free for patients who can demonstrate a medical need, or do you mean that patients should have the right to buy a private health-insurance policy that will subsidized the cost of hormone medications?

46 posted on 03/06/2012 8:42:50 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: ottbmare
I'm not sure where you get those statistics. I used to do medical research for a living and I can't recall seeing that number in our data. Can you cite a source? Also, what do you mean when you say birth control "should be covered"? Do you mean that taxpayers should "cover" birth control by providing it free for patients who can demonstrate a medical need, or do you mean that patients should have the right to buy a private health-insurance policy that will subsidized the cost of hormone medications?

The stats were posted on a link on FR last week.Showed all the various conditions BC was prescribed(bad acne, out of control periods etc). I think private insurance should cover (with a copay)BC for medical issues.

47 posted on 03/06/2012 9:01:13 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1
Nothing is preventing Ms Fluke or anyone else from getting a health insurance policy that covers these medications. Georgetown University already provides coverage as part of their insurance plan, when used for diagnosed medical conditions, just not for the prevention or termination of pregnancy.
48 posted on 03/06/2012 9:43:28 AM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: sickoflibs
The thing is - I don't care how many men Fluke sleeps with - or if she sleeps with any - that's her business. This isn't a 'moral' issue with me. She's an adult woman in a free culture. This isn't Iran.

But I don't want to be forced to pay for her 'idea' of health care or her concept of necessary recreation.

I don't care how much she pays for birth control... as long as that 'payment' isn't forced on me.

For my 'health', I'd like a jacuzzi - it would help my health. I just don't feel it's Sandra Fluke's responsibility to pay for it...

49 posted on 03/06/2012 11:11:46 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media Complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: GOPJ
RE :”But I don't want to be forced to pay for her ‘idea’ of health care or her concept of necessary recreation.
I don't care how much she pays for birth control... as long as that ‘payment’ isn't forced on me.

I watched the house debate on Obama-care and the Pelosi House-women lined up to each give a two minute speech saying that they supported Obama-care (they called it something else) because finally Health insurance companies would no longer be able discriminate against women by making them pay for their own insurance benefits, now you would have to help them pay for them. They said that is fair,

When Obama said the insurance companies will provide birth control for free, the MSM forgot to ask him about the personal mandate. How can it be free if I am mandated to pay for it?

50 posted on 03/06/2012 12:55:40 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will tell insurances companies to give you that for 'free' ")
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