At a hearing of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee yesterday, a single witness — Georgetown law student and “reproductive rights activist” Sandra Fluke — told sympathetic policy-makers that the administration’s so-called contraception mandate should stand … because her peers are going broke buying birth control.
“Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception),” Fluke reported.
It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations.
“Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school,” Fluke told the hearing.
Craig Bannister at CNSNews.com did the math — and discovered that these co-eds, assuming they’re using the cheapest possible contraception, must be having unprotected sex about three times a day every day to incur that kind of expense. What Fluke is arguing, then, is that her fellow law students have a right to consequence-free sex whenever, wherever. Why, exactly, especially if it costs other people something? When I can’t pay for something, I do without it. Fortunately, in the case of contraception, women can make lifestyle choices that render it unnecessary.
Coming our way via The Anchoress who sums things up nicely with a picture montage worth checking out and then adds:
Yes, how dare a Catholic college actually inflict its Catholicity on the poor victim, who just couldn’t deny herself the promise of her future by going to some less conscientious and less prestigious school, like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Michigan, Brown. The Catholic school should just give up its conscience in order to insure that she needn’t have one, at all.
The shallow selfishness on display is telling.
I sincerely hope Ms. Fluke's mindset is not the prevailing mindset on campus.