Contraceptives: The New Age Of Bra Burning

Liberals love to mislead people. They have made it into an art form. When Sandra Fluke went before Nancy Pelosi’s “mock committee” to “testify” about the need for insurance coverage for contraceptives, the deception was on full display, and not one member of the media has vetted this woman or her claims.

Why would they? She’s the perfect proof of their claim that conservatives hate women.

I would beg to differ. I’m a gold star lesbian – that means I have never slept with a man. I am actually kinda proud of that status. I am also politically conservative. I have not met a single conservative who seriously wanted to do harm to women. In fact, I know conservatives who have fought hard for the rights of women in Sharia nations – places in the world where women are required to remain covered from head to foot, not go anywhere without a male relative to escort them, and are barred from getting an education. Where were the liberals when this kind of thing was rampant in Afghanistan?

The entire debate revolves around contraceptives. The new federal law requires all employers to offer health insurance to employees and imposes a stiff tax penalty on individuals who do not carry health insurance. That same law requires ALL insurers to cover quite a bit. One of the requirements is that all insurance plans cover OB/GYN services and contraceptives for women.

There’s one problem with that: the Catholic church teaches that contraceptives of any kind, including condoms, are a sin according to scripture. I disagree with the Catholic church on this point, but that’s beside the point. According to the First Amendment the Catholic church has a right to their belief; since that belief does not cause deliberate physical harm to congregants nor victimize those who are not congregants, that belief cannot be abridged by any law. Here’s where it gets complicated…the Catholic church also runs hospitals and other non-profit organizations. They have more than a few employees. They don’t always require those employees to be in good standing with the church, but they don’t allow insurance that covers contraceptive medication, either.

Enter Sandra Fluke.

Denied entry to the actual committee hearings on the contraceptive mandate, she gave a planned speech riddled with errors and unverifiable claims. One of the first things that she says is that, during law school, contraceptives can cost around $3,000. That statement in itself is misleading; she failed to clarify (I believe she did it deliberately) what that means. There is no way it would cost that much per year. She likely meant throughout the course of law school, which typically runs for around three years. She also said it can cost that much – meaning it’s a possibility. In other words, she’s saying that if someone goes all-out they could spend $1,000 a year on contraceptives not covered by insurance.

Here’s where this gets a little fuzzy for me. According to Planned Parenthood, oral contraceptives can potentially cost anywhere from $15-$50 a month. Wal-Mart carries the generic brands for $4-$7 a month, but we’ll go with the low end of PP’s information. Let’s say it costs $15 a month for oral contraceptives. If you’re on these drugs throughout all of law school, that comes to a total of $540 for three years.

Let’s take a look at some of Fluke’s other claims. She talks about a lesbian friend who was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and obtained a prescription for oral contraceptives. The claim she makes here is that her friend was plunking down more than $100 a month for these drugs because the school refused to cover them. Let’s do the math on this one. If someone is paying $100 a month for drugs, full-time at the end of law school that comes out to right around $3600. So, by that math, sure – it could cost three grand. Where I get lost is why it cost that much and why birth control pills were the only treatment a doctor was able to come up with.

First of all, the most expensive name-brand oral birth control pill currently on the market costs $90 without insurance. Generics that are just as effective when they’re really only being used to treat medical conditions like PCOS are available for free at federal Title X clinics and on the cheap at big-box stores I’ve already listed. I’m wondering how this woman ended up paying over $100 a month for birth control pills. Fluke goes on to say that her friend ended up in the ER with a cyst the size of a tennis ball and had to have her ovary removed and later lamented that she’d never, even if she wanted to, give her mother grandchildren – wait, where was mom when she needed top-of-the-line birth control pills as opposed to generic medication? Doesn’t the Obama healthcare mandate also require insurance companies cover adult children up to age 26 as dependents now if the employee wants? Why couldn’t she go with mom’s insurance for that free birth control that she couldn’t be troubled to go to Title X for?

Then she tells a story that actually makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. She says that a friend was raped, but because she knew Georgetown didn’t cover contraceptives the woman supposedly assumed that was how they treated all of women’s health issues – so, supposedly, the woman never went to the doctor or got tested for STD’s.

When you are raped, whether you are male or female you should go nowhere until you have made contact with the police. Here’s how this works: you file a police report. Regardless of how much time has passed, the police will immediately take you to be examined by what’s known as a SANE nurse (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner). The nurse is highly trained and SANE’s are the only people qualified to collect forensic evidence after a sexual assault. After the exam, the nurse will discuss STD’s and give you prescriptions for three medications – one of which is for a morning-after pill that can be obtained for ten bucks and, in most states, will be reimbursed by victim assistance.

What’s even more galling is her final statement, after talking about how she was told she should have gone to school somewhere else: “And even if that meant going to a less prestigious university, we refuse to pick between a quality education and our health. And we resent that in the 21st century, anyone think it’s acceptable to ask us to make this choice simply because we are women.” She speaks as if going to a school more prestigious than a state university – say, the University of Texas (Hook ’em) – is a right. Elitism at its finest.

The claim she is making is that Georgetown’s policies are so oppressive for women that it’s an untenable situation, and it’s a bald-faced lie. As a woman and a lesbian, I don’t want Sandra Fluke trying to speak for me. I would never want someone who so blatantly twists the truth to represent me for anything – certainly not my health.

Pro-Choice, but for who?

The hypocrisy coming from feminists and pro-abortion fanatics is astonishing with regard to the Stupak amendment.  The Stupak amendment was passed on Saturday with bipartisan support – just in case the travesty bill known as HR3962 passed (which it sadly did).  Basically, it prohibits the use of public funds for abortion by women.  Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?

Not according to Planned Parenthood and NARAL.  Tonight on Joy Behar’s show, the ultra-liberal pro-choice host had on a few of these women along with Congresswoman Maxine Waters.  To say these women stretched the truth is a huge understatement. 

When people take advantage of a public option to anything, they succumb to big-government bureaucracy.  It’s always been that way, it always will be.  Who votes for these politicians who support big-government bureaucracy?  Why I do believe it’s the same liberals who are angry about the Stupak Amendment!?

What angered me about Behar’s show (not that I expect journalistic integrity out of her) is how uniformed she herself was as the fanatics proclaimed that women would still be denied abortion if they paid for their own policies.  She, of course, was appalled as the same fanatics continued to blame “anti-choice” members of the House. 

“Paying for their policies” doesn’t grant them that right if they are paying for their policies out of the exchange.  Why?  Because if a woman purchases an insurance policy out of the public option and pays $100 per month for a policy which she would have paid $300 per month for from Blue Cross Blue Shield, this means that two-thirds of her insurance policy is subsidized by the American taxpayer.

It’s the same concept with Section 8 or public housing.  Folks pay a small sum of money – say $150 per month – and the government covers the remaining $600-$800 per month.  In my county, such recipients are constantly put through the most rigorous procedures.  They have to send in pay stubs every month, they get their house inspected every two months, their kids’ clothes are inspected and beds are checked, personal questions about the dating lives of the recipients are asked, etc. etc. etc.  Every aspect of their lives from A to Z is violated.  There is no privacy when you sell out to big government and wear one of their numbers.

What about the “choice” anyway?  Any liberal who complains about this Stupak amendment is a total hypocrite.  What about the choice of taxpayers who have to pay for the bill (considering it passes the Senate)?  Do they have a “choice” of whether or not to pay for it?  Miraculously, Planned Parenthood or NARAL doesn’t seem to mind that, nor do liberal politicians, nor do the voting liberal base.

They selectively apply “choice” and “privacy” to matters that are only important to the radical left-wing.

Here’s a little newsflash for them (and feminists alike): this is only the beginning!  Every aspect of your life is going to be uncovered, there will be an answer to them for everything you do, and they WILL have the control over your life that they have always wanted.

And you know what?  You deserve it. 

You want your precious privacy?  Good!  You might have just taken your first step to being a conservative!

Laughable Liberal Women: Why They Really Hate Sarah Palin

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Wow – after two days of tax school; preparing myself for the upcoming filing season, I was exhausted, came home, and fell asleep and now I’m sitting here in the wee hours totally energized and scanning the net on various “news” stories.  This one; posted on The Harvard Crimson by Claire Guehenno really attempts to go further than any smear-article ever could on Palin.  You can read the article but be prepared to vomit.  I have decided to begin with a quote from the article and paste the comment I left on the web site:

“Gov. Sarah Palin has disappeared from national politics and returned to her governorship in Alaska—at least until the 2012 campaigns get going—and I couldn’t be happier.”

Are you blind, deaf, or both?

Let’s see, she did a two-day interview with Matt Lauer, a two-day interview with Wolf Blitzer, a three-day interview with Greta Van Susteran, and is having her door blown down by Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, and Larry King as well.

In fact; even profound writers like Claire Guehenno cannot seem to shut up about Gov. Palin.  Gee, I wonder why.

The oppressed, modern-day liberal women are terrified that a conservative woman can be accomplished.

Sarah Palin is a college graduate (oh, and she’s pro-life, too!).

Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla giving her executive experience (oh, and she’s pro-life, too!).

Sarah Palin was elected governor of Alaska in a landslide victory (oh, and she’s pro-life, too!).

Sarah Palin’s tenure as governor gave her the highest approval rating as a governor ever in this country and even more executive experience (oh, and she’s pro-life, too!).

Sarah Palin has one (yes, only one!) husband (yes, a husband!) who’s never cheated on her, who she loves with all her heart and had five gorgeous, beautiful, polite, and patriotic children with (oh, and she’s pro-life, too!).

She lowered spending, gave up Governor luxuries like a private jet and chef, did right by her constituents; because, after all this is why people should choose public service which is to serve with a servant’s heart.

Of course liberal women are going to support Hillary Clinton: a woman who sacrificed her self-respect as a woman to allow her sleaze-dog husband to cheat on her repeatedly and stay with him for the sake of staying in the public eye, a woman who still has no executive experience whatsoever, but manages to support the worst abortion procedures ever.

The fact is that Sarah Palin is a total representative of feminism.  The strongest, self-sufficient woman available in this country who can fight with the boys, get dirty, and make pointless liberal women cry over elk, polar bears, and wolves while they celebrate 40 million abortions.

While supporting 40 millions abortions, they cry over hardened criminals on death row, terrorists held at Guantanamo, and hairy uncivilized creatures in Alaska.

The difference in the “choice” is the types of life both sides are fighting for.  Babies are innocent and maybe just one of those 40 million aborted could have had the cure for cancer, could have been the next Van Gogh or Martin Luther King. 

Palin chooses the quality, while liberal women choose the garbage.

The same can be said for their sex lives.  I guarantee you, Todd Palin will never need to use viagra.  The Palins will never have to advertise for extras or swingers to come in to “spice up their love life.”  They will never need the use of pornographic materials to make eachother’s toes curl.  They won’t need toys operated by batteries to do the job.

There’s something about trust and fidelity that seems to trump those modern day quick solutions.

The bottom line: today’s women’s groups are not “pro-woman.”  They are “pro-abortion.”  Sarah Palin is a better person than any liberal woman could ever be, both inside and out.

They hate her because she’s gorgeous, because she’s appealing, because she’s pro-life, and because she knows how to hunt.  Everything feminism originally stood for, she plowed right through.

And if you think this is the last time you will write anything about her, you’re sadly mistaken.

You can keep hating her if you want, or you can simply join her by becoming a better person.