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Sandra Fluke Says She Didn't Know Target Sells Birth Control Pills for $9
CNS News ^ | 3/22/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 03/23/2012 5:28:37 AM PDT by IbJensen

CNSNews.com) – Thirty-year-old Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, who told a House Steering and Policy Committee hearing convened by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last month that contraception can cost a student $3,000 during law school, told CNSNews.com on Tuesday that she did not know that the Target store 3 miles from the Georgetown Law campus sells a month's supply of birth control pills for just $9.

Target advertises the $9-per-month birth control pills on its website, and CNSNews.com confirmed and reconfirmed that the $9 pills were in fact available at the Target near Georgetown Law.

“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school," Fluke testified before Pelosi's panel.

"For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary," Fluke testified. "Forty percent of female students at Georgetown Law report struggling financially as a result of this policy.”

“Just last week, a married female student told me she had to stop using contraception because she couldn’t afford it any longer,” Fluke testified. “Women employed in low-wage jobs without contraceptive coverage face the same choice. You might respond that contraception is accessible in lots of other ways. Unfortunately, that's not true.”

On Tuesday, Fluke spoke at an event at the U.S. Capitol in celebration of women’s history month. After the event, CNSNews.com asked Fluke: “Were you aware of the Target store that’s 3 miles from Georgetown Law that sells a month’s supply of birth control pills for $9 a month without insurance coverage? Were you aware of that?”

Fluke said: “So, I’m not familiar with specific department store policies. I know that some generic forms of contraception are less expensive than others and that that has been widely reported. But what has not been widely reported is that many women cannot use those forms of contraception.”

“Women have different types of medical needs that require much more expensive forms,” she said. “One woman contacted me. She was very, very upset that that quote was being emphasized because she has a genetic condition that requires her to use contraception that costs $1,500.”

“So, this is medicine,” said Fluke. “It’s not one-size-fits-all, and while it’s great that some women can access more affordable contraception, contraception needs to be accessible and affordable for all of the women who need all of the different kinds.”

Birth control pills. (AP Photo)

CNSNews.com had initially reported on Mar. 5 that the pharmacy at the Target 3 miles from the Georgetown Law campus offers a month's supply of Tri-Sprintec, the generic form of the birth-control pill Ortho Tri-Cyclen, for $9 for people without health insurance coverage for the pills.

In addition, CNSNews.com confirmed that a CVS pharmacy only two blocks from the Georgetown Law campus sells a month’s supply of the same generic birth control pills for $33.

Tri-Sprintec is an FDA-approved prescription drug. The Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) says it is for "prevention of pregnancy" and “treatment of moderate acne” in women 15 and older.


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KEYWORDS: birthcontrol; excessiveflucking; flucking; fluke; govtflunky; nostudyinghere
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
How Can Sandra Fluck afford to travel about Europe, but Can’t manage $9 Birth Control?
51 posted on 03/23/2012 6:16:07 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: almcbean
But the pills sold at Target are not organic, gluten -free, mercury free,free trade, alternative energy, non-global warming causing, no animals were harmed in their making birth control pills.

Not good enough -- doesn't get much coverage, but apparently birth control pills are not good for the environment: Google: birth control pill evironment.

I guess she's not interested in saving the earth either! ;-)

52 posted on 03/23/2012 6:18:04 AM PDT by maryz
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To: IbJensen

“said Fluke. “It’s not one-size-fits-all, “

Yes it is and that is exactly what she is advocating. Forcing me into the same policy as the one she desires requires a ONE SIZE FITS ALL policy.

Liberalism is certainly a mental disorder.


53 posted on 03/23/2012 6:20:35 AM PDT by CSM
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To: IbJensen
Fluke said: “So, I’m not familiar with specific department store policies. I know that some generic forms of contraception are less expensive than others and that that has been widely reported. But what has not been widely reported is that many women cannot use those forms of contraception.”

Anyone know the name(s)of these magical contraception pills that cost #3,000 per year?

54 posted on 03/23/2012 6:20:53 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: baddog 219

My daughter has a medical condition that requires birth control to regulate her cycle. It isn’t a lifestyle choice, it is a medical need.

My insurance company picks up the bill as it is diagnosed by a doctor.

Now, if this was the explanation given by Fluke about her friend, I don’t think any organzization’s health insurance would have a problem with this.

This should have been the narrative from the right. However, they let Fluke’s reproductive rights narrative move to the forefront and used someone’s medical condition as a way to give free birth control to those who want it, not those who need it.


55 posted on 03/23/2012 6:21:18 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: IbJensen

Just spent the last 5-10 minutes trying to find it through internet searches and on target’s own website. I could not find any reference to Target selling it for $9, other than the stories specifically about Fluke and this case.


56 posted on 03/23/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: IbJensen
“Women have different types of medical needs that require much more expensive forms,” she said. “One woman contacted me. She was very, very upset that that quote was being emphasized because she has a genetic condition that requires her to use contraception that costs $1,500.”

People like this women are so provincial in their thinking. Because they are fortunate to live in a country where medical choice is so abundant, and healthcare knowledge and innovation are still first-rate, they simply believe it should be afforded to them.

But consider if this woman lived in a remote village in Africa, or South America, or even some Russian or Indian hell-hole. Would she have the same healthcare choices? Would she be able to demand exotic medicines and tailored therapies? She most certainly would not. She'd be lucky to have a leak-proof condom to offer her partner. Most likely, if she didn't want to become pregnant, she wouldn't have sex.

Just because something exists (healthcare), doesn't mean you can demand it as a right.

57 posted on 03/23/2012 6:24:28 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: IbJensen

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

If the cost of GU is as I have been hearing, then that means that this scholarhsip is funding $40K or to be more precise, Sandra is getting paid $40K tax free. That is equal to her earning a salary of $60K a year....


58 posted on 03/23/2012 6:31:33 AM PDT by CSM
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To: I cannot think of a name

Your on the right track but I think the math goes this way.

28years * 12 months * 9.00 = 3024.

She is already 31 or so which probably means she has another 16 year of Partying. Umm Classes to attend.

All on someone else dime.

/S


59 posted on 03/23/2012 6:39:16 AM PDT by Bailee
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To: Nifster

gold chastity belt! LOL! Wish FreeRepublic had a “Like” button.


60 posted on 03/23/2012 6:41:41 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: IbJensen

61 posted on 03/23/2012 6:43:07 AM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" Romney is the front-runner? Seriously??)
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To: IbJensen

The index of what this woman doesn’t know would fill volumes.


62 posted on 03/23/2012 6:45:03 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: boomop1

Don’t most people go to jail for lying before congress?


63 posted on 03/23/2012 6:47:15 AM PDT by MichiganCheese (It's now or never!)
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To: IbJensen
There's a line from the Doors movie said by Meg Ryan's character which is appropriate. Likely can't use it here, however.
64 posted on 03/23/2012 6:51:59 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: IbJensen

A girl that dumb has got to be easy.


65 posted on 03/23/2012 6:53:12 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: MichiganCheese

She did not “testify” before congress. It was a press conference, photo op dressed up like a committee hearing.


66 posted on 03/23/2012 6:53:47 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: IbJensen

So this sl...er... young woman is either a liar or a dope. Neverthless, the left will use her like they use every idiot.


67 posted on 03/23/2012 6:56:56 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: IbJensen

Target? You can’t be serious. You don’t really expect her to go into a Target, do you? Around “those people”? What’s next? Wal-Mart? Monster truck rallies? Country music?

She deserves better, don’t you think?


68 posted on 03/23/2012 6:58:00 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: heartwood

You hit the nail squarely on the head...Sandra Fluke was quite willing to be a useful idiot for Congressional Democrats because of her own, potential payoff.

Consider this: Ms. Fluke is graduating from law school at Georgetown this spring, a time when roughly 50% of new grads can’t find work as attorneys. With her “testimony” (and resulting controversy), she just became the best-know, “pending” law school grad in America.

Just think about the doors that will open with liberal firms, and the types of “reproductive rights organizations” that she champions. Despite her obvious intellectual deficiencies, it’s a virutal guarantee that Sandra Fluke will have a job as she prepares for the bar exam, unlike so many of her classmates.

And those expensive student loans will soon be a thing of the past, too. There is almost certainly a book and movie deal in the works, with a six-figure payday for Ms. Fluke. And she’ll have a profitable sideline as a speaker and pundit as well.

Not too shabby for someone who doesn’t know women can buy birth control for $9 a month at Target. Of course, Ms. Fluke had no interest in that bit of knowledge; she had bigger fish to fry, namely her own career.


69 posted on 03/23/2012 7:02:32 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: IbJensen

Yes, if you want the “have your period ever leap year” pill—yeah, those are expensive.

But people on welfare don’t get to drive Ecalades.


70 posted on 03/23/2012 7:11:34 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
For Ms. Fluke:


71 posted on 03/23/2012 7:11:42 AM PDT by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: CSM
Liberalism is certainly a mental disorder.

To paraphrase an old beer commercial:

"Moral!"
"Mental!"
"Moral!"
"Mental!"
"Moral!"
"Mental!"

72 posted on 03/23/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: IbJensen

Ms Fluke, to be a holder of a post-graduate degree, has flunked doing the obvious. She didn’t bother to do research into the cost of that birth control she is convinced no law student can afford. She failed to realize her statement would be so easy to ridicule.

She’s the poster child for the saying, “there’s book learning and then there’s common sense.”


73 posted on 03/23/2012 7:19:58 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: IbJensen

How can she be studying when she’s off to Spain with rich boyfriend? I wrote to Georgetown about attending classes. Answer: each professor makes his/her own requirements for class attendance.

While we’re at it, what does that make her, sleeping with a man for a trip to Spain? Rhetorical question.


74 posted on 03/23/2012 7:21:32 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: IbJensen

You know, I bet she and her Georgetown law students spend $9 a week or even a day at Starbuck’s for coffee. Things really need to be put in perspective.


75 posted on 03/23/2012 7:24:48 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: IbJensen
Of course she didn't know, she's never been in a Target, but their logo certainly fits her lifestyle.

Target does not sell DESIGNER pills. Elitist must pay more as they think cheap don't work. same/same.

76 posted on 03/23/2012 7:34:54 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Bailee

It has since been pointed out to me that liberal math actually works like this:

any number + any number = answer I want it to be

any number - any number = answer I want it to be

any number * any number = answer I want it to be

any number \ any number = answer I want it to be

Once you understand, you soon realize why no number that comes out of a liberal’s mouth should ever be believed!


77 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: IbJensen
"CNSNews.com asked Fluke: “Were you aware of the Target store that’s 3 miles from Georgetown Law that sells a month’s supply of birth control pills for $9 a month without insurance coverage?"

Oh NO! Now Fluck will demand free transportation to Target as it's unheard of that anyone would walk 6 miles to get BC.

78 posted on 03/23/2012 7:54:40 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: IbJensen

She was lying.

Either the costs of birth control is NOT a problem for her or she doesn’t use birth control - or someone else is paying for it. Any woman who doesn’t have a clue about costs - isn’t stressed enough to volunteer to testify in court.

She’s a liberal. She’s a liar.

She’s a liberal. She’s a liar.

She was pretending to be someone who was concerned about the price of birth control. That’s a lie.

I wonder how long it’ll be until she’s here pretending to be a conservative...

She’s a liberal. She’s a liar.


79 posted on 03/23/2012 7:59:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: IbJensen

Sandra F. probably has her condoms made espeially for her use. So of course she doesn’t know how much Target charges for them.


80 posted on 03/23/2012 8:29:46 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: IbJensen

Sandra Fluke Says She Didn’t Know Target Sells Birth Control Pills for $9.... Her bachelor’s degree is in Sexuality.
***Not only is she a slut, she’s a dumb slut.


81 posted on 03/23/2012 8:38:04 AM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: unixfox

Right - it’s only $9! So for just $9 a month, you can provide help to one of the unfortunate victims of the GOP War on Women!

Go here to read more and donate!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2862958/posts


82 posted on 03/23/2012 1:55:32 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Kevmo

A degree in Sexuality is about as worthless as one in basket weaving. This female is about as dumb as a sack of marbles, although she is of one mind when it comes to sexuality.

What would a typical day be like in a sexuality class of 30 or so males with Miss Fluck as instructor? How would she be able to help them with their individual assignments? Individually?

It’s no wonder Fluck has taken on the pallor of an evening street walker.


83 posted on 03/24/2012 5:16:16 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: Kevmo

Oh, and another thing you unchivilrous lout! How dare you call the highly promiscuous Miss Fluck a slut. Why you’re no better than that Rush Limbaugh. Just because a 30-year-old- professional student enjoys constant flucking doesn’t make her an object of ridicule.

Miss Fluck studied Flucking and has the degree to prove it.


84 posted on 03/24/2012 5:20:03 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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