February 28, 2012
Georgetown Students Go Broke to Buy Birth ControlTopics: Political News and commentaries
That's what Nancy Pelosi's single witness on the need for Obamacare to mandate that religious institutions provide free contraception and abortifacients under their health insurance plans wants you to believe:
"Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy," Fluke testified regarding the Catholic university's policy of not covering birth control. "Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school."But as John McCormack points out at the link, birth control pills can be purchased for as low as $9 per month at a pharmacy near Georgetown's campus:
According to an employee at the pharmacy in Washington, D.C.'s Target store, the pharmacy sells birth control pills -- the generic versions of Ortho Tri-Cyclen and Ortho-Cyclen -- for $9 per month. "That's the price without insurance," the Target employee said. Nine dollars is less than the price of two beers at a Georgetown bar.As McCormack goes on to point out, it strains credulity to believe that a single Georgetown student can't afford $9 per month for birth control. But this is the justification the mandate's supporters give for forcing religious institutions to purchase insurance that violates their religious and moral convictions.
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