Sunday, March 04, 2012

Why is Fluke paying $3,000 for birth control? She isn't.

Why would a 30 year old Georgetown university (Jesuit school) law student spend $3,000 a year for birth control pills*? Here's a list of pharmacies where she can get it for $9/mo. 2 lattes. Obviously, she is a plant and a hoax selected by radicals, put out there by Democrat cafeteria Catholics like Pelosi and Biden who are more loyal to Obama's statism than they are to the values and morals they profess to believe and the Constitution they are supposed to uphold.

Here's the list.

*Oral contraceptives are hormonal preparations that may contain combinations of the hormones estrogen and progestin or progestin alone. Combinations of estrogen and progestin prevent pregnancy by inhibiting the release of the hormones luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) from the pituitary gland in the brain. LH and FSH play key roles in the development of the egg and preparation of the lining of the uterus for implantation of the embryo. Progestin also makes the uterine mucus that surrounds the egg more difficult for sperm to penetrate and, therefore, for fertilization to take place. In some women, progestin inhibits ovulation (release of the egg).

The combination estrogen-progestin is, or was before 2002, given to older menopausal women as "hormone replacement therapy." When health problems turned up, most women were taken off HRT. Why is it OK for younger women, even teen-agers, but dangerous for older?


Jason said...

The assertion that Ms Fluke said she was spending $3000 a year on birth control is erroneous.

It's more like $3000 over the course of a law school education.

I don't know where the $3000 figure comes from, exactly. But it certainly seems to me that if you:

1) Account for the possibility that a lot of women might not be able to use the generic birth control, and;

2) Realize that a woman should see a doctor regularly (w/ the requisite gyno exam, pap smear, and bloodwork) as part of using BC;

It suddenly becomes quite clear how the cost could pile up to a level that is untenable if a woman has no insurance and is living on a shoestring.

Norma said...

James Taranto says: "Like Cindy Sheehan, Fluke was a left-wing activist cast in the role of everywoman (or as much of an "everywoman" as a student at an elite law school can be). "Fluke has a long history of feminist advocacy," reports the Daily Caller: "While [an undergraduate] at Cornell, Fluke's organized activities centered on the far-left feminist and gender equity movements. Fluke participated in rallies supporting abortion, protests against war in Iraq and efforts to recruit other womens' [sic] rights activists to campus." She even got a bachelor's degree in something called "Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies."

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