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-- Micah 6:8

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Law and Economics

Nancy Pelosi is having hearings about the woes inflicted on women who work for Catholic institutions and therefore suffer the intense scourge of unsubsidized birth control. At one such hearing, we learned that we should be paying for Georgetown law coeds' contraceptives, according to law student Sandra Fluke's testimony before the committee.

This guy does the math:

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.
$3,000 for birth control in three years? That’s a thousand dollars a year of sex – and, she wants us to pay for it.
Yes, us. Where do you think the insurance companies forced to cover this cost get the money to pay for these co-eds to have sex? It comes from the health care insurance premiums you and I pay.
But, back to this woman’s complaint that she’s spending $3,000 for birth control during her time in college....
At a dollar a condom if she shops at CVS pharmacy’s website, that $3,000 would buy her 3,000 condoms – or, 1,000 a year.... Assuming it’s not a leap year, that’s 1,000 divided by 365 – or having sex 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years. And, I thought Georgetown was a Catholic university where women might be prone to shun casual, unmarried sex. At least its health insurance doesn't cover contraception (that which you subsidize, you get more of, you know). And, that’s not even considering that there are Planned Parenthood clinics in her neighborhood that give condoms away and sell them at a discount, which could help make her sexual zeal more economical.
Besides, maybe, these female law students could cut back on some other expenses to make room for more birth control in their budgets, instead of making us pick up the tab. With classes and studying and all that sex, who's got time for cable?
And, let's not forget about these deadbeat boyfriends (or random hook-ups?) who are having sex 2.74 times a day. If Fluke's going to ask the government to force anyone to foot the bill for her friends' birth control, shouldn't it be these guys?
Hmm, and I always did wonder why Bill Clinton chose to go to grad school at Georgetown.

1 comment:

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

If these bimbos want free birth control, they ought to move their badonkadonks over to a secular school instead of stinking up a Catholic one. Honestly, the worst enemies the Church has right now are the ones on the inside who aid and abet the ones on the outside. The loyal priests and bishops need to start denouncing and excommunicating fools like Fluke left and right to show the world and the Church that publically unrepented sin is taken seriously by the hierarchy.