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Georgetown University Law Student Demands Birth Control from Catholic University

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 1, 2012

A stunning display of the entitlement mentality and Progressive illogic was on display earlier this week, orchestrated by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.  The staged event was at the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting.  The purpose was to show support President Obama’s decision to force even religious institutions to supply no charge birth control services.  Conveniently for these Progressives, the only witness called was Ms. Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University Law School student and “reproductive rights activists”.

The video of Ms. Fluke’s testimony posted below is instructive and demonstrates the narcissism from the Left that is ingrained with a deep-seated entitlement mentality.  Her testimony included the following:

  • Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy [Lack of free contraceptives].”  –  This is a curious claim coming from students who can afford to attend a law school whose tuition alone cost about $24,000 per year.
  • Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school.”  –  While this Blog is not an expert on birth control costs, a quick search of the Internet indicates condoms can be purchased for approximately $1.00 each.  At this price, Georgetown students would need to be quite “active” to spend $1,000 per year on contraceptives.
  • 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.”  –  To accept this nonsense from Ms. Fluke, one would have to believe that only Catholic universities supply quality education.  Preposterous!

Ms. Fluke understands the weakness of her arguments, as demonstrated by her even more outrageous attempt to victimize women her presentation.  While nearly all of the discussions relating to contraceptives involve to birth control and convenience, Fluke takes the argument in a completely different direction, attempting to make women the victims, rather than the religious institutions she would have the government attack.  Specifically, she raises an issue of a friend who supposedly required birth control pills for a medical condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, but could not obtain them  Assuming this is be true, it does not relate to 40% of Georgetown’s female law students she first referred to.  This is a typical Leftist tactic of making any sub group in society a victim and using fringe issues to “prove” it.

When the discussion of abortion is raised by feminists like Ms. Fluke, the word “choice” is often used.  In fact, Fluke used this overused word in her presentation to the congressional group.  It is ironic that those who believe terminating a pregnancy is a choice seem have so much difficulty understanding that so is the sexual act that initiates pregnancies.






3 Responses to “Georgetown University Law Student Demands Birth Control from Catholic University”

  1. John Nelson said

    So very well stated – so very sad that it has to be stated!

  2. Jim Mahoney said

    I have researched various sources, and it appears that the cost of birth control pills ranges from $15 to $50 per month. Let’s just assume an average monthly cost of $32.50. This would make the cost of birth control for the 36 months of law school equal to $1,170, far less than the $3,000 cited by Ms. Fluke.

    We can further break this down to a weekly cost of $7.50. This means that Ms Fluke can easily pay for her birth control pills if she skips one visit to Starbucks per week. Of course, if that were to happen I guess she will be testifying before Congress again about the need for them to subsidize Starbucks for law students.

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