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Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

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Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby Sandi » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:35 pm

I haven't heard much about Sandra Fluke, but watched her speech at the convention last night. Apparently she is the one who made the media fuss about the government paying for contraceptives.

In her speech before the convention she said:

An America in which access to birth control is controlled by people who will never use it.


Controlled how? Doctor prescribed birth control can be picked up at any drug store for about the price of a decent lipstick. She didn't mention it in her speech, but from other recent news, what she wants is for you to pay for it.

It isn't a health issue so why should you and I pay for it? Shoes are a necessity too so she can sit in Georgetown University classes, maybe we should pay for that. How about prescription glasses, a happy meal, cosmetics, or a winter coat?

So many have their hand stretched out to the government, and politicians in either party is all too happy to try and accommodate to buy their vote. Then the same people are indignant because of the way congress spends spends spends.
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby DCB » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:39 pm

Yes, its obvious you haven't been paying attention.

* She wasn't the one who made the 'media fuss'. It was Limbaugh who made a media fuss by calling her a 'slut' and a 'prostitute'.

* In fact, it is a health issue, which was the focus of the testimony that she was not allowed to present to the Issa committee.
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby Sandi » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:41 pm

In fact, it is a health issue, which was the focus of the testimony that she was not allowed to present to the Issa committee.


Exactly how is it a health issue. Does that make prescription glasses a health issue also?
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby rabble » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:42 pm

I'd much rather birth control was free rather than unwanted pregnancies because somebody was too cheap. I think it's right that we pay for it.

I think it would be cheaper in the long run than abortions and anti-abortion enforcement, but the cost savings is hard to quantify and more importantly, would mean less profit.
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:43 pm

Who should made medical decisions about a woman's body, the woman herself in consultation with her doctors or the government? It's as simple as that.
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby minicat » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:49 pm

Sandi wrote:Does that make prescription glasses a health issue also?


You can't be for real.
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:50 pm

If momma wants to bang around, and clearly she does, that's hot. :P

But she needs to take care of her own birth control, std tests and abortions as we need to respect her privacy and keep our hands off her body.
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby HawkHead » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:51 pm

minicat wrote:
Sandi wrote:Does that make prescription glasses a health issue also?


You can't be for real.


How about hearing aids?

Yes, eye sight and hearing are health issues! (Sorry to jump in on your quote minicat)
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby HawkHead » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:54 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:If momma wants to bang around, and clearly she does, that's hot. :P

But she needs to take care of her own birth control, std tests and abortions as we need to respect her privacy and keep our hands off her body.


Let's say hot momma wants to drive her car around. If she gets in an accident and doesn't have insurance should she not get medical treatment? When she declares bankruptcy becasue she can't pay who actually pays for the medical coverage?

The crazy thing is, and fortunately for our species, we like to have sex. So why shouldn't birth control be covered? We have the ability to cure cancer. It costs a lot of money, should we just let everyone die who can't pay for the treatment out of pocket?
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby Sandi » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:05 pm

minicat wrote:
Sandi wrote:Does that make prescription glasses a health issue also?


You can't be for real.


So tell me why birth control is a health issue but being able to see isn't.
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby DCB » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:07 pm

Sandi wrote:
In fact, it is a health issue, which was the focus of the testimony that she was not allowed to present to the Issa committee.


Exactly how is it a health issue. Does that make prescription glasses a health issue also?

Are you really too lazy to use google to find the testimony?
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:10 pm

HawkHead wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:If momma wants to bang around, and clearly she does, that's hot. :P

But she needs to take care of her own birth control, std tests and abortions as we need to respect her privacy and keep our hands off her body.


Let's say hot momma wants to drive her car around. If she gets in an accident and doesn't have insurance should she not get medical treatment? When she declares bankruptcy becasue she can't pay who actually pays for the medical coverage?

The crazy thing is, and fortunately for our species, we like to have sex. So why shouldn't birth control be covered? We have the ability to cure cancer. It costs a lot of money, should we just let everyone die who can't pay for the treatment out of pocket?

Sex and pregnancy are neither an accident nor a disease. They're a choice ( :P ) between two adults. Kinda like eating a banana split and then complaining about being fat.

If ya wanna play, ya gotta pay.
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby peripat » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:44 pm

Yeah, why should I pay for any diseases caused by obesity or poor diet or suntanning or a sedentary lifestyle or sports injuries ...all choices.
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby DCB » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:49 pm

peripat wrote:Yeah, why should I pay for any diseases caused by obesity or poor diet or suntanning or a sedentary lifestyle or sports injuries ...all choices.

or driving a car or riding a bike or living in a polluted city or living in a rural area with deer ticks or .....
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Re: Sandra Fluke: Access to Birth Control

Postby snoqueen » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:54 pm

Prescriptions are part of medical care. The only way to get a prescription is from a medical professional.

What is the justification for disallowing one particular kind of prescription and allowing all the others?
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