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Another unintended consequence of the higher education bubble

Another unintended consequence of the higher education bubble

Consider this “obligatory.”  And unintended parody.

CNS’ headline says Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control:

A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s hearing that the women in  her law school program are having so much sex that they’re going broke,  so you and I should pay for their birth control.

Speaking at a hearing held by Pelosi to tout Pres. Obama’s mandate  that virtually every health insurance plan cover the full cost of  contraception and abortion-inducing products, Georgetown law student  Sandra Fluke said that it’s too expensive to have sex in law school  without mandated insurance coverage.

We would not be in this position, I suppose, if law school tuitions were not so high, and therefore students had more disposable income to spend their own money on contraception, as opposed to spending the money of others.

Update: More complete video with even more “context” here.

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I hope that some day this woman will look back on her testimony with shame, but I doubt it.

I’m no lawyer or even a student at a law school, but the images that I have from the movie Paper Chase left me believing that there isn’t enough time to spend pining on the “can” let alone finding any time for sex.

One word:

aspirin.

Geez!

Give me a break. My heart bleeds. $100 dollars per month. I’m sure her friend spends a lot more than that on drugs and/or alcohol. I’m sure the library hires students part time. Mine did. In short, get a job or go to another law school.

Oh, boo hoo.
Pay for your own damn contraception. Condoms are cheap.
And they give ’em away at Planned Parenthood, the organization that you stupid bitches love so much.

I’m surprised that this chick made it through high school, let alone law school.

By the way, my health care does NOT cover contraception, and I don’t work for a religious institution. That’s the policy I got through work, and it’s just fine, thank you very much.

This younger generation is the whiniest I’ve ever witnessed in my life. Either hut up and buy your own damn pills and condoms, or stop being sluts!

Pisses me off…

DINORightMarie | February 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Did anyone else catch that this woman testified that:

“….when you let university administrators or other employers, rather than women and their doctors, dictate whose medical needs are legitimate and whose are not, a woman’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body…..”

at the 2:25 mark

Wow!!! I didn’t know she was there to testify against ObamaCare, which does that to ALL OF US!! (Of course, instead of it the being the “university” and “employers,” it is the all-knowing-all-compassionate-all-loving nanny-state government bureaucracy doing it, which makes it okay, or something.) Hahaha! Talk about irony!!

She probably didn’t realize it, at all….and neither did the person who wrote that propaganda piece for her (assuming she didn’t write it herself).

I wonder if her grade on this will be A+, or an F when they catch this gem of a sound bite? 😉

My question is what does being sex crazed have to do with the cost of the pills. You only take them once no matter how many times you have sex. They don’t wear off with use.

I should’ve gone to law school.

Little hot bunny rabbits … um, I mean law school ladies … the cost of contraception threatens to kill traditions, too … Where The Contraceptions Are.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III | February 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I have a suggestion. Why not ask their parents for the money for contraception? After all, the parents are probably footing the bill for the education, they might as well pay for protection against pregnancy of their little darlings. Another idea, and one more fitting. How about, since they are going to be charging for professional services in the future, why not charge their sex partners? Not an excessive amount. Just enough to pay the cost of the birth control pills so necessary to a womans health.

Gosh! According to the linked article, Ms. Fluke indicated in her testimony that a female law school student’s cost for birth control protection would total up to about $3000.00 over the three year period of her law school studies.

However, it occurs to me that if the lady was really interested in cutting down on that particular expense, she could very easily adopt the recently celebrated birth control method made famous by Mr. Foster Friesse.

A very novel idea here, but why not get an education since you are in college? And I don’t mean sex education!

My daughter is an ER nurse. She sees people all the time who expect all sorts of freebies, especially since Obamacare was passed. Like the young female smoker who wanted free gauze, hydrogen peroxide, and paper tape to re-dress a wound.
And not that regular stuff neither. I’m allergic to that.
My daughter asked the woman why she couldn’t go to the pharmacy and buy her own supplies.
Because I didn’t have the money.
I see you bought cigarettes.
I needed the cigarettes!

Great minds think alike. Upon seeing the Fluke video, my mind immediately went to “higher education bubble”. This video should be viewed by parents of American high school age kids, who are making plans for a college education. If Fluke is an example of elite university education, then many will consider less expensive but more useful local colleges and trade schools.

DINORightMarie | February 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm

She also goes on to say a “friend” with ovarian cancer who needed contraceptives to help her prevent ovary from growing cysts should have been covered…..because she was “gay” – so, pregnancy prevention was NOT the purpose of her contraceptive prescription.

The friend then ended up stopping the meds (costing her over $100 per month – oh the humanity!), a huge cyst grew and had surgery, removing the growth and her ovary – and this poor “victim” supposedly lamented, “….no fertility specialist in the world will be able to help me have my own children….” Huh?! What….?! So she DID want to get pregnant…..?

Is that not negating the prior part of her anecdotal “evidence” (read sob story mythical “victim”)?

Also, contrary to this sad tale of woe, most insurance *does* cover medical prescriptions of ANY kind – if the doctor follows up with justification, as a medical need. They don’t second guess a doctor who has a diagnosis and supporting paperwork. Unless the medicine is experimental or not approved for the use indicated, of course. Which, in this case, it is not. Even a Catholic insurance will cover this, if there is a proven MEDICAL need. No insurance company wants to risk the liability!

The whole thing is made up, bull, baloney! Totally trumped up. This “student” reminds me a lot of Anita Hill, somehow.

I second @Tamminator’s comment: “shut up.”

Progression of intellectually-inbred regression:

“Government keep your hands off my body” to “Government gimee free Pills I can’t control my body”

    Uncle Samuel in reply to syn. | February 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Then there’s the ‘government must give me free sex-change surgery because I don’t want/like my body.’

Linda the Appraiser | February 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I would think that a Georgetown Law student, who is of very high qualifications – I could only get on the wait list oh those many years ago – would be able to get through the appeal process to their insurance provider, or ask the Doc for a different form of the needed hormones. With tuition at nearly $50,000 for the year and the insurance policy at less than $4,000 for the year, what do they expect? I think these ladies need to go the way I did – working full time plus overtime, getting married in the middle of the semester and going to night school. Still got through, still passed the bar the first time – didn’t waste time with Law Review and such – didn’t want to learn to write that badly. Here’s the tuition/fees structure at G’town: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/finaff/studaccts/tuition.html
Really, another $1,000 a year is going to kill you?

I watched the entire video and they never posted her phone number.

[…] law school. I really need you and your buddy #OccupyResoluteDesk (h/t Smitty) to take care of this birth control cost I’m incurring so I can graduate law school and work as a democratic hack in a failed campaign […]

She is making me think the default should be that everyone is required to take birth control pills and they need to get a license and post a bond before they are allowed to stop and conceive.

Well now, after watching this most intriguing testimony, all I can really say is that since I can’t afford to pay for the conception, as a male that is, that I cannot really give a fuck; the risks are simply too great.

On the other hand, perhaps that’s one solution, reduced fucking around, to be somewhat crude about it!

Wasn’t this a scene from the film Cherry 2000?

Beer-and-pizza money is not fairly included as part of the cost of contraception.

Gee, professor, you never before revealed that law school could be THAT exciting! All of those years I wasted studying more boring subjects, and I could have been studying law and helping a co-ed in my classes need a $1K/yr contraceptives budget.

What other secrets about law school have you been keeping from us, your loyal readers?

If the reason for the birth control medicine, is an underlying medical condition unrelated to preventing pregnancy aren’t these patients still subjected to co-pays upwards of 50 dollars each month? It’s no longer preventative, but actual treatment?

Almost all plans have co-pays (up to fifty dollars with prescriptions and on top of premiums and a 4000 dollar family deductible.

This is bullshit.

The Trojan economy pack is under $15. Birth control pills run $20-30 a month. Her high-end “up to $3000 through law school” is roughly $40 a month each for a couple.

If between them, two adults cannot afford contraception, then perhaps they should be reassessing what they are doing in their spare time.

1. The price of contraception is negligible compared to the cost of the surgery required to remove these people’s heads from…you get my drift.

2. Sarcasm aside, my first reaction to this was How can the country survive with a governing elite like this? (I’ve commented before that my late parents were Central European refugees. I know in my bones that civilizations can collapse. They truly truly can.)

3. I don’t see how to communicate with an individual like Fluke. Though I’m an agnostic/atheist, I don’t see how anything short of Old Testament-ish smiting could get her attention–and maybe not even that.

4. Examine Fluke’s demeanor. An uptight, prissy, self-righteous assertion of an inalienable right to…promiscuity? It’s a prank, right? Please tell me the video is a prank.

5. As a libertarian I believe that an individual’s sexual practices are, within very broad limits, their own business and none of the government’s. That doesn’t mean that a given lifestyle choice is necessarily a good idea. It never entered my mind that somebody would indignantly demand that other people subsidize her sex life.

Partly due to this site, I have been a Newt promoter…but this makes me want to reconsider a libertarian. Legalized prostitution would solve a multitude of the problems proposed in this hearing. These little “ladies” seem to already have the right attitudes, so….

So study something less expensive than law. It’s not like there’s a shortage of lawyers!

Choices people! You have choices!

Time to switch majors.

    Anchovy in reply to gad-fly. | February 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Why? I have a feeling she is going to make a great lawyer. Probably has a picture of Gloria Allred taped to her bidet.

Finally! We found women who can’t afford birth control, and we found them through Nancy Pelosi!

I don’t get it. ~$50/month for pills goes to $600 for a year.
And if you do the horizontal mambo 365 days a year and charge the guy $2/condom I come up with $1330 per year for Two people. ( Isn’t average 2-3 week for active couples?)

What is this $3000 from? It can’t be ‘contraception’ prevention of pregnancy that costs this can it? These books don’t add up.

Speaking of unintended consequences…

Per person cost of federal high-risk medical plan doubles
(via: market-ticker.org)

To Pay New York Pension Fund, Cities Borrow From It First
(via: market-ticker.org — Denninger is often an excellent analyst)

The higher education bubble had the same cause as the real estate bubble, the medical services bubble, etc., and inflation in general.

It is dreams of physical, material, and ego instant gratification, principally through redistributive and retributive change, but also through fraudulent and opportunistic exploitation, that sponsor corruption.

Contraception has unwittingly become the preeminent symbol of progressive corruption.

It’s ironic, and frightening, that this student has been honored with a “public interest scholarship”. She reminds me of another fellow with similar “public interests”.

There are other unintended consequences that have been enforced through appeals to emotion, selective history, selective science, etc. The outcome has been denigration of individual dignity, devaluation of human life, and a progressive malaise.

The prerequisite for liberty is individuals capable of self-moderating behavior. This is progressively untrue of a large minority of the American population. It doesn’t help that this behavior receives incentive through a selective rule of law.

I understand, or think I do, the whole “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” thing, but aren’t there consequences for choices? Either pay for your own contraceptives, or don’t fornicate. Don’t expect me to pay for your fornicating, unless you are going to pay for my sailboat, marina fees, and winter storage fees.

Whatever happened to morals? Fornicating like rabbits doesn’t strike me as being healthy, either physically, emotionally or psychologically. And yes, to earlier commenter, she sure seemed prissy and full of herself.

This is the most interesting blog ever. And the best comments.

I needed a laugh after reading at The Right Scoop how Obama’s gone and bought his Islamic terrorist buds at Gitmo a $750,000. soccer field courtesy of the US Taxpayer.

I have a solution to this problem.

I’ll be happy to personally pay for their contraception – directly rather than having the IRS take it from me – conditional on them getting their ‘fix’ at my place.

Its an easy drive from Georgetown, and they won’t have to worry about any roommates interrupting…

SoCA Conservative Mom | February 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I have a solution… Georgetown has a medical school, with aspiring doctors needing to examine the female reproductive system. She should head on over there and for a donation, they will give her all the contraception she wants… regardless of how small the donation is. That’s what they do at UCLA and most other medical schools. Problem solved.

[…] » Another unintended consequence of the higher education bubble […]

I think it’s tragic these women don’t even see how they are playing into typical victim stereotypes….and being used by people like Pelosi as well…The Republicans made a mistake not allowing this woman’s testimony…it’s all so telling and as I said, tragic. These women want to be all grown-up, but they’re still relying on daddy to pay their way. Tragic….

Another target rich posting.
Besides supplying a penis, what do the guys bring to the table?
When I was in law school, the only female was a 60-year-old grandmother whose husband and son were both attorneys and she was fulfilling her lifelong dream. No one was interested in her. In fact, they did not have birth control pills when I was in law school. We used the old-fashioned method that goes like this, “In days of old; when knights were bold; and rubbers weren’t invented; you wrapped a sock; around your c**k; and f****d to your hearts contented.”

When I was an undergrad we used Saran Wrap and a rubber band AND WE LIKED IT.

It is amazing to me that somehow our parents, our grandparents, and all of the generations before ours managed to find a way to limit the number of children that they had WITHOUT the benefit of health insurance and/or birth control pills.

Of course, I know for a fact that my grandparents only had sex 3 times, and my parents only had sex twice…..

[…] All that because she couldn’t find $100 a month?  (Saw it on several blogs, at Legal Insurrection […]

Valerie

“Some enterprising soul checked on the cost of birth control pills at the Georgetown Target: $9/month, without insurance.”

Surely you don’t expect a Georgetown law student to shop at Target. They are better than that. Also it is impossible for one of these students, whose parents fork over $50,000 per year, to use generic pills.

I have to pay copays when my children need medicine and I can’t afford to go to grad school. Why should there be no copay for contraception? Not to mention it is practically raining free condoms these days.

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