Skip to comments.Sandra Fluke Says She Didn't Know Target Sells Birth Control Pills for $9
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, thats practically an entire summers 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 couldnt 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 womens history month. After the event, CNSNews.com asked Fluke: Were you aware of the Target store thats 3 miles from Georgetown Law that sells a months supply of birth control pills for $9 a month without insurance coverage? Were you aware of that?
Fluke said: So, Im 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. Its not one-size-fits-all, and while its 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 months supply of the same generic birth control pills for $33.
Tri-Sprintec is an FDA-approved prescription drug. The Physicians Desk Reference (PDR) says it is for "prevention of pregnancy" and treatment of moderate acne in women 15 and older.
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! ;-)
“said Fluke. Its 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.
Anyone know the name(s)of these magical contraception pills that cost #3,000 per year?
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.
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.
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.
“For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, thats practically an entire summers 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....
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.
gold chastity belt! LOL! Wish FreeRepublic had a “Like” button.
The index of what this woman doesn’t know would fill volumes.
Don’t most people go to jail for lying before congress?
A girl that dumb has got to be easy.
She did not “testify” before congress. It was a press conference, photo op dressed up like a committee hearing.
So this sl...er... young woman is either a liar or a dope. Neverthless, the left will use her like they use every idiot.
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?
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.
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.
To paraphrase an old beer commercial:
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.”
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.
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.
Target does not sell DESIGNER pills. Elitist must pay more as they think cheap don't work. same/same.
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!
Oh NO! Now Fluck will demand free transportation to Target as it's unheard of that anyone would walk 6 miles to get BC.
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.
Sandra F. probably has her condoms made espeially for her use. So of course she doesn’t know how much Target charges for them.
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.
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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.
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.