Birth Control, Sandra Fluke, Viagra & Conservatives


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I’ve about had it with all the birth control talk. Call me old fashioned, but I was talking with a colleague the other day and we were discussing how open people have become about their personal lives. Right, wrong or indifferent…twenty years ago, no woman would stand up in front of the country and discuss her sex life and her birth control needs…with costs.

After months and months of “the war on women”, I’m over it. I’m tired of hearing about what Sandra Fluke said and did and how hurt she was by Rush Limbaugh’s comments. I’m tired of Nancy Pelosi and Gloria Allred. I don’t want to hear anymore about how Republicans are (I do, however, take issue with the fact women were not allowed access to certain hearings pertaining to women’s health) out to confiscate the rights of women. It’s simply not true. Republicans and Libertarians alike simply don’t want it at taxpayers expense. On the counter, I’m tired of all of the regulation. Last week, Nina Turner of Ohio presented a bill that would require a “medical issue” in order for men to be prescribed Viagra. This was an attempt to “strike back” at the men in office who are working to “limit women’s rights”. Enough already!

So here is what I propose: make birth control available over the counter.

People need choices. They should be free to take birth control as they please–at their own expense. If people want to be sexually active and take risks not only with their bodies but with a grotesquely synthetic drug every day, then so be it. If its over the counter, then it can’t be covered by insurance and the burden is immediately off of the the tax payers. You ask about minors? Well they are getting it anyway and will continue to get it anyway, so it’s really a moot point. That’s on the parents, NOT THE GOVERNMENT. Drug companies could still market their product competitively and no liberal could whine and cry that their health insurance company or employer is denying them access to “their constitutional right to birth control”. You want it? You buy it. If you “need it for medical purposes” like endometriosis, then you’ll have access to it at a competitive market price.

This intense argument is nothing but political banter. Rush. Fluke. The War on Women. All of it. Shut up and just eliminate the problem.

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5 thoughts on “Birth Control, Sandra Fluke, Viagra & Conservatives

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  3. Oblong

    Young teenagers hopping up on estrogen sounds like a REAL progressive movement. SOME teenagers “get it,” making it easier does not make the situation better.

    The reason we mandate doctors visits is not to inconvenience you, to reap money out of you, or to “oppress the female regime.” Birth control HAS been linked to SEVERAL health issues; you hear recalls and lawsuits over birth control products all the time. It is for the health of the patient, letting people use wikipedia as a doctor is absurd.

    Now, as much as it may be a blatant attack on men… is there really anything wrong with checking if there is something MEDICALLY wrong with a man’s penis before writing an ED script?

    Of course, all of this nonsense is due to the invasion of Western Culture: “You have something, I want it… so I’ll whine until I get it.”

    The Neo-Feminist movement is a disgrace. You put a man up there supporting contraceptives and women will yell about how they shouldn’t have to take it and men expect them to be sluts… with ABORTION arguments, there are strong proponents against birth control due to all the known health risks.

    And screw the Female Sexuality movement; it is all about female insecurity and their need to have more attention. In every sense of the true meaning (Say, a woman who uses her sexuality as “a means to an end”) women really love being sluts.

    Limbaugh might go with the “multiple partners” definition, but what if Sandra Fluke was paying $3000 for the pill, but having no sex? It makes little sense to a man, but a woman might think that broadcasting that she is “on the pill” might get her some attention; even if she isn’t wanting sex.

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  4. Quills

    Birth control pills can be used to be treats an array of medical problems, they’re not only used for contraception. They aren’t available over the counter because they also can can side effects. Birth control should be properly covered by insurance just like any other medication. I have to “pay” for people’s medications that are covered that I’ll never need just as much as others will have to “pay” for birth control being covered.

    Women are speaking out about this because it’s important to them. They understand how important it is for women to be able to have access to birth control pills for both reproductive and medical issues. They’re not going to be so scandalized about having to mention reproduction that they’re going to put these important issues aside. We’re adults and we should be able to talk about these things without blushing like children seeing a kissing scene in a movie. Grow up!

    Really it’s in the interest of our society for people not to be having children if they can’t afford them. Abstinence only education has proven to not work. Affordable access to birth control is the perfect solution.

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