Sandra Fluke is Wrong in Contraceptive Debacle, Rush Limbaugh is Right

I stole that headline! It’s not mine! It belongs to the lovely Kayleigh McEnany. I’ve provided a link to her opinion below. I figured if I provided a woman’s opinion here I won’t get blamed for being a part of the “Republicans War on Women.” Nice label libs!

HA! Look! Rush is on the LEFT!

I do have some opinions on this matter however; and some comments on Ms. Fluke’s testimony.

  • I believe birth control pills, when necessary for medical treatment,  should be covered by one’s insurance.
  • I believe birth control pills, when used for the prevention of pregnancy, should not be covered by one’s insurance. I would never demand that my fellow taxpayers pay for my condoms.
  • I believe the Federal Government should not force insurance companies or religious institutions to cover contraceptives where religious values are concerned…. unless it’s medically necessary.
  • In doing some research I found that polycystic ovary syndrome produces symptoms in approximately 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age (12–45 years old)… but Ms. Fluke claims that a whopping 40% of women at Georgetown University can’t afford contraception. To the women who need contraception for medical purposes, you should be covered. The other 30% who want taxpayers to pay for them to have protected sex (Rush’s angle), buy your own protection!
  • A thousand bucks a year for birth control? C’mon Sandra! My ex wife’s pills were $23 a month! And even though she claimed they were medically necessary (started buying them after we split up, of course!)  she’d never demand that my tax dollarss pay for them… only my take-home dollars!
  • Rush Limbaugh is not the animal  people claim him to be. He makes a lot of money getting people fired up. No different than Howard Stern, in my opinion.
  • Sandra Fluke is simply a political activist. Pulled into the game by Nancy Pelosi.
  • On his show, Rush, as always, used absurdity to illustrate absurdity. He belittled Fluke’s testimony to make it seem like she was only looking for federally mandated free contraception only for the prevention of pregnancy. In doing so, he called her a slut and a prostitute, which I feel is harsh. But, those are two words one would expect to be uttered by a shock jock.
  • In front of Congress, Sandra Fluke absurdly testified that, basically, all contraception for women should be paid for by taxpayer dollars, regardless of a medical need or not. Look up her full testimony on YouTube!
  • Rush is a fame whore. Sandra Fluke is a fame whore.

Click here for check out Kayleigh’s opinion.

10 responses to “Sandra Fluke is Wrong in Contraceptive Debacle, Rush Limbaugh is Right

  1. Gillian Colbert

    If birth control pills could be obtained without a visit to the doctor, I’d agree with you. Also, not all of us can use condoms … (Latex allergy over here).

    • Oof! In all my excitement while researching this, I forgot about the obligatory doctor visit and, hence, the additional costs to all interested parties. For prevention of pregnancy, birth control pills could be available over the counter. But for the various medical conditions where birth control pills are a successful treatment, a visit to the doctor should still be required and it should be covered by insurance. And there are non-latex condoms. I think. I was too lazy to look it up right now.

  2. Gillian Colbert

    Okay … going with your rationale here … birth control pills affect different women differently. There are certain medical histories that preclude the use of them and therefore actually make it dangerous to take them. Additionally, they come with certain potential side effects.

    Also, not all pills are the same dosage, for instance, I can’t take full dosage pills, they affect my epilepsy. Should this decision be put in the hands of the laymen?

    Just sayin…

    • You’re right…. I’ve not done enough research here to have an intelligent conversation…. about specifics regarding birth control pills.

  3. Gillian Colbert

    You are a rare man to be willing to alter your opinion … your lady is lucky.

  4. Ho doesn’t just “slut shame women.” He was targeting Fluke and her idea that birth control should be paid for by others. His words were harsh and he’s since apologized. I know, I know. He wasn’t sincere in his apology and yet he was 100% sincere in his blasting of her; and not just a failed attempt at humor.

    I know what Fluke has done, and she should be commended for her efforts; not insulted. In my opinion, she shouldn’t be commended for this effort. I take offense to the fact that she was billed as a 23 year old 3rd year Law student at Georgetown, seemingly down on her luck because she can’t afford birth control. When in fact she’s a 30 year old political activist who only applied for Georgetown after learning of their policy on birth control, being a religious institution, and planning from day 1 to fight them on it.

  5. Do you really believe insurance companies or institutions or taxpayers should pay for birth control when used to, well, prevent birth?

  6. I asked a simple question. You didn’t answer. Am I surprised? (That’s a rhetorical question so don’t bother to answer that one).

    “…choose to be the conservative gate keeper of women’s vaginas…” Interesting label.

    I will kindly answer ALL THREE OF YOUR questions, though. I don’t believe it’s ever been stated that an erection is a medical condition. I have heard that erectile dysfunction is a medical condition and I believe Viagra is the medication to treat it. Based on that I believe it should be covered by insurance.

    Show me where polycystic ovary syndrome was described as a lifestyle choice. I mentioned POC in my post (scroll up to read it for what I think will be the first time) and medical conditions in general. In my opinion, hey should be covered.

    Lastly, I assume the men are having sex with their medically induced erections.

  7. “I believe birth control pills, when used for the prevention of pregnancy, should not be covered by one’s insurance. I would never demand that my fellow taxpayers pay for my condoms.”

    If the insurance company covers it, then it’s being paid for by the premium payers – the companies/employers, and, to a greater and greater extent, the covered people, themselves. Taxpayers don’t even enter into this discussion, unless we’re talking about Medicaid, so your analogy is a false one. However, if we’re talking about Medicaid, then you’re still wrong, as illustrated below –

    Should a regular checkup to the doctor’s office be covered by insurance? Of course, because it’s cost effective for the insurance companies to pay for that, rather than pay for things, down the road, that could have been prevented or caught earlier.

    What does it cost for a series of prenatal checkups, ultrasounds, prescriptions for prenatal vitamins, a stay at a birthing center of a hospital, the actual delivery, any drugs or procedures given during the delivery, any procedures or care for the newborn infant, and then, after all of that, the cost of health care for that newly born person for the next 80 years or so?

    You may want to try and use money to stop people from having sex, but the billions of people who currently inhabit our planet should tell you what an inane concept that is. That’s what this is about. As someone who pays health care premiums, I’d rather see my premiums pay for the contraception up front, than have to pay many times for all the costs for a child that wasn’t even wanted in the first place. To do otherwise is wasting a lot more of my money than birth control prescriptions would, no matter how “slutty” or chaste the users are, which is completely irrelevant.

    Look at her friend that she talked about in her testimony. How much do you think the emergency room visit cost? The emergency surgery? The operation to remove the cyst and her ovary? How much do you think her lifelong hormone medication (to make up for what used to be produced by her ovary) will cost? I don’t think the others on the Georgetown medical plan appreciate their portion of the premiums being that much higher because Georgetown refused to cover the much lower cost of birth control pills.

    Furthermore, you can say it should only be covered for one thing or the other, but when a doctor writes that prescription, they don’t necessarily justify or explain the minute details of what it is for. If you did put that requirement on, and someone wants to get around, the patient just has to put out the unverifiable “It’s painful when I have my period. Can I get a birth control prescription for that?” This is something that is covered or not, and it’s not really up to you to dictate your morality to people through medical coverage.

    And, yes, you insurance SHOULD cover it. That’s what insurance is – shared risk. Premiums are paid in excess of what a person probably would pay over their lifetime. The trade-off is that, even though I probably won’t use all the services available or even get my money’s worth, if something horribly expensive does happen to me, I won’t be financially ruined, or have to die for lack of ability to pay the bills. I’ve never broken a bone. Should I begrudge everyone treatment for their broken bones? Of course not.

    If you want only your own stuff covered, as you agree to it, then pay out of pocket like I’m sure Limbaugh does. Just don’t come crying for help if you need an organ transplant or cancer treatment.

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