Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuition, books, housing and sex, of course.


In previously describing the contraceptive mandate, we have said it is akin to paying someone else to have sex. It appears now we can remove that "akin" qualifier as that is precisely how people on the other side of this debate see it also.

Testifying before Nancy Pelosi's House panel, Georgetown University student and birth-control activist Sandra Fluke told the panel that paying for their own contraception is absolutely killing them in the pocketbook and that free contraception would sure help out in getting them through college.

"Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception), Fluke reported.

It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations.

"Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school," Fluke told the hearing.

There you have it, folks... the logical conclusion to radical secular redistributive statism: taking the position that free contraception is somehow a right, or liberty interest, that others must pay for.

This is a perfect example of how making a good or service a "right" will necessarily entail the involuntary confiscation of property or wealth of others who will not enjoy the benefit of that "right", unless, of course, they are Biblically aquainted with, say, Ms. Fluke.

So gone is Ms. Fluke down the statist black hole that she seems unwilling to even hit up her partner for some help. Would it be too much to ask that if they go "dutch" for dinner that they do the same later on in the sack?

And what of this young lady's heartless and cruel parents that they would force their child to possibly cut out a pizza a week in order to properly finance her dalliances?

We appreciate, however, Ms. Fluke and her plight as no theoretical argument we could ever devise would illustrate perfectly the absurdity contained within ObamaCare. We thank you, Ms. Fluke for providing this invaluable service.

We await treatment of this matter from Iowahawk.



Anonymous said...

Wouldn’t carrying a pack of Trojans be a much cheaper solution and protect her from disease as well pregnancy. Dad

Anonymous said...

1) She goes to georgetown. I lived next to that area from 2006-2011. Nobody, especially the law students, are that hard up for cash.

2) use a condom. chart your cycle. do some thinking before you have sex.

Of course georgetown would not cover contraception. it's a catholic school. I...
I'm done. Ms. Fluke is going to be a permanant cripple.

SarahB said...

If you can't get your man to pay for the condom, he sure as hell won't pay for the abortion or child support...i.e don't screw cheep losers.

Ms. Fluke is the kind of girl who lets a guy honk from his car to pick her up. Dignity obviously isn't part of the Women's Studies curriculum at Georgetown.

B-Daddy said...

Sarah, very funny. Someone did the math, and she had to be having sex something like three times a day to spend that much on birth control.

Anonymous said...

the irony is that she has a multitude of choices to get around this problem. why is she so against choice?

Negocios Loucos said...

The student class is really the scary factor for the future of the country. They are going to have eternal debts and no jobs. That’s ripe pickin’s for a good ol’dictator to rally.

BTW, why not rationalize that the government should pay for the dinner before sex as well? It’s a “right” right?!?

Road Dawg said...

Really?! $1,000.00 a year? I haven't bought condoms for 30 years, but Jeesh either the price of condoms has skyrocketed or everyone is getting more action than education. Who has that kind of time.... or stamina? (My dark side now wishes I had dated law students.)

SarahB said...

B-Daddy, you bring up a good point. I haven't purchased the pill in eons, but how much could it be a month? Say $40...that's still a fifteen hundred dollars short of her 3 year estimate. Do I dare ask what extras and accessories make up the $1.5K?

Dean said...

Perhaps Nymphomania is offered as a major at Georgetown.

NL, great point. Food's important, correct? So, why isn't it also a "right"?

Road Dawg said...

Sarah, The quote was for 3000 over three years so if she is dealing with doctor fees and the pill, she is not incorrect. But this still should not mandate coverage