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Obama, Limbaugh and the Law Coed

Posted by madjillmom on March 2, 2012

Our dear PresBO made a call to Sandra Fluke today.  He did this because she was hurt by Rush Limbaugh.  Rush called her a slut and that hurt.  Sandra injected herself into the contraceptives fray of her own free will.  Turns out she is not just a poor law student, she is 30 years old and an activist on this issue.  Pelosi and crew trotted her up to Congress to tell her story of being financially drained having to buy her own contraceptives.  Poor baby.  Here are some suggestions and questions I have for Sandra.

1.  Isn’t there a Planned Parenthood facility nearby where you could procure a prescription for contraceptives at little or no cost? You are 30 years old and a smart law student.  Can’t you find the free clinic or Planned Parenthood in your area?  I could when I was 17.

2.  Some blogs have noted that Target sells the pill for around $10 to $20 per month.  Assuming that you could pay that, the yearly cost would be $240 plus one doctors/Planned Parenthood visit per year.  Let’s say the appointment cost $100 a year, so the cost of contraception per year is approximately $350.  This cost for 3 years of law school is $1050.  Not $3000.

3.  If you are in a monogamous relationship, don’t you think your partner should assume some of the cost.  He is involved in the recreational sex, so shouldn’t he chip in so he doesn’t become a parent before he planned to? So if he pitches in, you are now reducing your costs to $525 over three years.

4.  You knew about the policy and were not forced to attend Georgetown Law School. Why didn’t you attend another law school where this was not an issue?

5.  Didn’t it feel stupid to get a call from PresBO about your contraceptive needs and desires?  I would have been very embarrassed.  Maybe PresBO should give me a call about my hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms?

PresBO stepped right up into this.  Rush’s comments are somewhat over the edge, but Ms. Fluke is a big girl.  Now Rush is challenging an Obama supporting Super PAC to give back the million donated by comedienne Jon Stewart Bill Maher because of the names he has called Sarah Palin.

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