Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown Law School ‘testified’ before the Democrat Steering and Policy Committee (incredible in itself) about the problems of Georgetown Law women who are forced to buy their own birth control. She says she and others like her need $3000 for three years in school to have necessary birth control on hand. Planned Parenthood says birth control pills cost between $15 and $30 monthly. You need only one birth control pill for as much sex as you want to have in any given day, assuming you remember to take the pill. At $50 a month, that’s $600 a year, or $1800 for three years, so what is $3000 paying for? That’s a thousand dollars a year for birth control! There is no free birth control. Someone has to pay for it. No, insurance companies will not provide it free, even if Obama tells you they are mandated to do so. Insurance premiums will rise for everyone. There is no free birth control.
UPDATE 3-2-12 3:25 PM CDT: Welcome Daily Kos readers freeloaders. To clarify, Fluke claims it costs her friends (not her of course) $3000 for three years in Law School to have the birth control they want. It’s her claim, not mine, not Rush’s: no one but Fluke came up with $3000 (and she did it infront of Congress, silly girl) That’s why she is a joke today.
UPDATE 3-2-12 1:08 PM CDT: Obama, our president who doesn’t want his daughters “punished” by pregnancy, and specifically by the baby that comes after, has telephoned Ms. Fluke, just to make sure she is OKAY. He supports her, you see, even though she baldly lied. Really, no one accepts that contraception costs $3000, even over a three year period. Fluke went to Congress and testified, and lied – a very public and high-profile move. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quotes Obama, saying the conversation surrounding Fluke’s testimony, and some that are saying she is a “slut” and a “prostitute” is “reprehensible” and “disappointing.” Well, for most of us, $3000 needed for birth control over a 3-year period is fairly slutty.
Rush Limbaugh’s excellence in research, found that using CVC Pharmacy’s online condom ordering, including shipping, will cost Georgetown women $953 for 3-years at Georgetown. I checked it out myself, and found that condoms cost an average of $1.15 each with free shipping: $1.15 X 31 days totals $35.65 per month for sex once a day, every day of the month. That’s less than $1300 dollars for 3 years of law school. Or birth control pills, at the most: $1800 for three years of fun, as much fun as you want. Sandra can have protected sex twice a day with about $500 left over to enjoy…in some way. No Sandra, if you stick to once a day, you’ll have more than half your summer salary sitting in the bank. Good grief! What have we become?
Ms. Fluke, attending a Catholic university, says she is a past president of Law School Reproductive Justice (LSRJ). Current LSRJ members were in the House chambers with her.
The following is part of the testimony you’ll hear in the video below – all text in brackets  is mine:
I attend a Jesuit law school that does not provide contraceptive coverage in its Student Health Plan. Just as we students have faced financial, emotional and medical burdens as a result, employees at religiously affiliated hospitals and institutions and universities across the country have suffered similar burdens…
When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage, and especially in the last week I have heard more and more of their stories. On a daily basis I hear yet another woman from Georgetown or another school or who works for a religiously-based employer and they tell me they have suffered financially, emotionally and medically because of this lack of coverage…
Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know [speaking directly to Nancy Pelosi] can cost a women over $3000 during law school. For a lot of students, who like me are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer salary. Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law School reported to us that they struggle financially as a result of this policy.
One told us how she was embarassed and just powerless she felt when she was standing at the pharmacy counter and learned that, for the first time, contraception was not covered on her insurance, and she had to turn and walk away, because she couldn’t afford that prescription.
Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception [how about going to the condom aisle?].
Just last week, a married student told me that she had to stop using contraception because she and her husband just couldn’t fit it into their budget anymore [and apparently refused to fit it into a condom as well].
Women employed in low wage jobs without contraceptive coverage face the same choice.
Some might respond that contraception is available in lots of other ways. Unfortunantely, that’s just not true. Women’s health clinics provide a vital service, but as the Gutmacher Institute has definitively documented, these clinics are unable to meet the crushing demand for these services. Clinics are closing and women are being forced to without the medical care they need [but going ‘without’ nothing else – cell phones, cable service, diet drinks, Starbucks…].
Take a look at Ms. Fluke, without knowing, you would guess she’s Liberal. They all have an identifiable Liberal look in their eye. Can a woman get ditsy-ier than Sandra Fluke? UPDATE: A caller on Rush says his girlfriend buys her birth control pills at Wal-Mart for $5 a month.
Sandra Fluke Georgetown Law School Needs $3000 a year for Birth Control (video)