At a Congressional hearing on a woman's unalienable right to free contraceptives, a representative of Generation-sex enlightens us on the high cost of copulation:
“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."As you know"? Well, maybe they do, seeing as they're probably all lawyers. But I had no idea. Ms. Sandra Fluke goes on:
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.
“We refuse to pick between a quality education and our health and we resent that, in the 21st Century, anyone thinks it’s acceptable to ask us to make that choice simply because we are women,” Fluke said."Resent" being the key word. (And either the young ladies at the high-priced Catholic law school are phenomenally 'active' or Ms. Fluke's numbers are off. Also, the Pill costs just $9.00 a month at Target.)
(I guess it's too much to expect men to contribute to the glorious cause of "women's health"?)
Afterthought: Via this classic Steyn post from 2010, a reminder that condoms are already free in DC. The Obama administration's pretense that women "lack access" to "reproductive health" accessories is a complete crock.
Via a Twitter DM, Backyard Conservative Anne Leary pointed out another important point: These law students don't seem to know or care much about the 1st Amendment. Perhaps they should study more and pursue the joys of "women's health" a bit less. Anne's post on the subject is here.
From the comments below, some added info from just a conservative girl:
I have friend who is an attorney and a Georgetown grad. He tells me the real issue that they have is that you cannot purchase it on campus even with third party vendors.See jacg's post on the subject here.
He says it is a big topic of contention there. So my guess would be they don't really care about the costs so much as the fact that they have to go to CVS that is three blocks away to get what they need. Heaven forbid.
The Anchoress has an amusing take.
These poor silly girls who sell themselves so cheaply in the cause of feminism and empowerment make me sad.
Free condoms in NYC? They're virtually everywhere, and there's an app for that.
Many thanks to Michelle Malkin for the link.
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