Georgetown co-ed: Please pay for us to have sex … We’re going broke buying birth control

posted at 1:55 pm on February 28, 2012 by Tina Korbe

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 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.

At one point, Fluke mentions a friend who felt “embarrassed and powerless” when she learned her insurance didn’t cover contraception. Can you imagine how proud and empowered that same friend would be if she learned she has the ability to resist her own sexual urges? We can only assume she doesn’t know that because Fluke and she both labor under the illusion that contraception is a medical necessity.

Some little part of Fluke must recognize that it’s not … because she sought to bolster her argument with an example of an illness in which contraception might be a medically necessary treatment. Another friend of hers, she said, has polycystic ovarian syndrome, for which contraception is a common treatment. Some insurance programs that don’t cover contraception normally would nevertheless cover it as a treatment for PCOS — but other insurance programs wouldn’t. Fluke makes it sound like contraception is the only treatment for PCOS. In fact, it isn’t — and contraception is prescribed as a treatment only when the woman also wants to contracept. Fluke says her friend is a lesbian — and so wouldn’t need contraception. Why didn’t she opt for any of the other treatments, then?

At the end of her testimony, Fluke spoke in strong language of her resentment of university administrators and others who suggest she should have chosen to attend a different university that would have offered student insurance that does cover contraception — even if that other university wasn’t quite as prestigious as Georgetown.

“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,” Fluke said.

Ms. Fluke, I resent that you think women are incapable of controlling themselves, of sacrificing temporary pleasure for the sake of long-term success. You make us sound like animals, slaves to our instincts and able to be used, but we’re better than that. We’re persons, equal to men in dignity and love.


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Her names is fluke?

Enuff said.

dthorny on February 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Take matters in hand, genius

Wade on February 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Cry me a frickin river..

Buy condoms or do without.. These are a premier up and coming legal minds-

melle1228 on February 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

According to my math, the cost of birth control for the woman pictured would be………………zero!

kit dinker on February 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

We’re persons, equal to men in dignity and love.

Who says?

jsunrise on February 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I’ll provide the free birth control if the coeds provide da sexy booty.

El_Terrible on February 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

We are well and truly done if these are the arguments coming out of current law schools.

Koa on February 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Next, they’ll want free weed and beer, because paying for it is bankrupting them.

Ward Cleaver on February 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Did they calculate menstrual periods? Couldn’t they save a buck or two then? Just asking…

MikeinPRCA on February 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

My rent is pretty expensive. Anyone wanna pay that for me? I can’t just live in the street you know.

And well, work is just so hard. I’d rather sit at home and watch TV.

jhffmn on February 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Put an aspirin between your legs.

celtic warrior on February 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Tina, I can do without the video that launches by itself, thank you.

Ward Cleaver on February 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Hey snookums..you can buy a bottle of aspirin for $3.98. It will last a month.

HumpBot Salvation on February 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Put this flake in an ad campaign. Let Americans see the sheer insanity of this position.

NotCoach on February 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

I see an opportunity.. reality show TV about Georgetown Law sluts…..

“in between classes on social justice, criminal law and tax evasion, these gals really enjoy some ‘down time’ if you know what I mean”

ted c on February 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

OMG!
Is she serious? Never mind.
It is terribly sad that this is what is has come down to.

ORconservative on February 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Its hard to imagine that some out there dont want to end up like Sarah Palin’s kids.

KeninCT on February 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

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.

When I was in law school, ’80 to ’83, the majority of table-pounders engaged in the type of sexual relations wherein pregnancy was an impossiblility.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Also, if it’s so hard drop out of law school. We have enough lawyers thank you.

jhffmn on February 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Why are you posting an auto-load video that eats my bandwidth against my will and can’t be stopped from loading?

HopeHeFails on February 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

…now we’re just haggling about the price.

holdfast on February 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

It must not take many brain cells to stay in law school at Georgetown.

ORconservative on February 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Yes, PLEASE, trot out more privileged poster children like this. This is like an ad for our side.

Missy on February 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I thought PP offered cheap contraceptives at a sliding fee.

Blake on February 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

When you’re spending so much time on your back that the pills and condoms are a line item in your budget, then you might be a prostitute. Just have the lucky boys plop a $20 on the dresser before they hitch ‘em up and head off for a a latte girfren…

ted c on February 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

They go to Georgetown and can’t afford $3000 over 3 years?

B.S. x 3 billion.

profitsbeard on February 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Unbelieveable.

disa on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Her parents must be so proud!

MikeinPRCA on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

She looks frighteningly like John Kerry testifying before congress in 1971.

kit dinker on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

If what she were saying were true, the committee would have had to recess during her testimony so she could go get laid in the cloakroom.

Not that I’m saying Georgetown Law students aren’t a bunch of nymphomaniacs, just that I don’t feel like paying for it.

Adjoran on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I can see her one day filling the shoes of Hillary Clinton. Their minds seem to work in the same fashion – bizarre.

Cherokee on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Over at talking points the argument is that birth control prevents health issues and not just pregnancies. How does that happen? Dolts.

HiJack on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

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.

When the heck are they having time to go to class?

melle1228 on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Hey snookums…try planned parenthood. That’s what it’s there for..so say you libs.

HumpBot Salvation on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Abstinence isn’t hard guys…its really cheap too.

vegconservative on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

sex about three times a day every day

Oh, to be young again! lol!

Blake on February 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Yes, let’s all go testify before Congress under the premise that it’s really, like, um, expensive to, like, be a whore in, like, law school.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Use aspirin, it’s cheaper.

JPeterman on February 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Buy ‘mo aspirin, honey.

Kissmygrits on February 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Why are you posting an auto-load video that eats my bandwidth against my will and can’t be stopped from loading?

HopeHeFails on February 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I killed it with AdBlock Plus.

/use firefox, not ie

Ward Cleaver on February 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

You make us sound like animals, slaves to our instincts and able to be used

Hmmm. She’s a college student libtard…And libtards protect and defend Islamists at every turn…Islamists who treat women as animals and property…Sooo libtards and Islamists think of women in the same degrading way.

Whoda thunkit?

Battlecruiser-operational on February 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I’ll provide the free birth control if the coeds provide da sexy booty.

El_Terrible on February 28, 2012 at 1:59 PM

There aren’t as many sexy bootys in law school as you might think. At least not sexy bootys attached to women who don’t hate men.

flyfisher on February 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

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.

Tell you what, give the $3000 to the boys, they’ll buy $300 bucks in rubbers, slip you hussies $5 for a nooner, and make you work for the rest over the fiscal year….. how’s that Sandra?

ted c on February 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

If she really needs the money that badly she should make her boyfriend for at least half of it. What a doormat. Of course that’s assuming she knows his name. Maybe she’s just hooking up with with mass quantities of men she doesn’t even know.

juliesa on February 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

If they can afford Georgetown they can afford contraception. What a dope…

major dad on February 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Because attending a religious academic institution entitles me to free sex, I am the 99%!///

canditaylor68 on February 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Meanwhile, nearly every single one of these geniuses are in hock up to their eyeballs paying for that Georgetown law degree…

But really it is the birth control that is weighing heavily on their minds. Ok then.

msmveritas on February 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Do they know how much beer is consumed during law school? Offset it!

Blake on February 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

This is exactly the core element of the argument that irritates me. The argument for “women’s health” assumes women have no control over their impulses.

John the Libertarian on February 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Abstinence isn’t hard guys

I see what you did there. Heh.

Battlecruiser-operational on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I don’t have insurance.

My birth control is $25/month full price with no subsidies from any government agency or drug company.

Let’s do the math…

$25/month * 12 months (in a year) * 3 years (of law school) = $900

There is a big difference between the “over $3000″ that she’s claiming and the $900 that I would pay over 3 years.

JadeNYU on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I can see her one day filling the shoes of

Hillary Clinton

. Their minds seem to work in the same fashion – bizarre.

Cherokee on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Cherokee used “Hillary Clinton” and “fashion” in the same sentence.

;O)

OhEssYouCowboys on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Its hard to imagine that some out there dont want to end up like Sarah Palin’s kids.

KeninCT on February 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

We’ve seen your dating profile. Thanks for doing your part to promote abstinence.

HumpBot Salvation on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

After looking at her face, I’m wondering, just how many blind men are there in the Georgetown Law School?

Ward Cleaver on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

My wife pays $17/month for brith control pills. 17 X 12 X 3 = $612 over the course of 3 years. Where in the hell do they get $3000 from?

I’ll bet these same people pay more than $612 on Starbucks coffee in 1 year.

angryed on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I’d pay them NOT to have sex. Yuck.

SouthernGent on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas, Georgetown boys!

MikeinPRCA on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Really, drinks, eating out, entertainment, etc. Give up something.

Blake on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Her parents must be so proud!

MikeinPRCA on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Exactly.

Note: Ms Fluke..Your boyfriend will be just as happy with a cost saving BJ dearie. :)

BigSven on February 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Let’s see $3000 in three years. Here is my advice. Since you are going to be a lawyer anyway may I suggest that you get a photo spread and a website. At a modest $300 per hour you could have 5 two hour “dates” a week and earn $156,000 per year tax free. You could then buy all the contraceptives you want and pay for law school. There — problem solved!

jerryofva on February 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

For self-described ‘feminists’, they sure do like to denigrate their gender a lot.

Miss Fluke, you’ve just portrayed the fairer sex as everything misogynists have portrayed you as for centuries. They call you incapable of rational thought and you’ve confirmed it for them with this appeal to utterly illogical and intellectually dishonest tripe. They call you overly emotional–to the point that you should never be allowed to be a lawyer, let alone an honorable profession and you confirm this by arguing that women are incapable of overcoming their emotional need to have sex whenever they want.

Hint: Being a man ought not be the goal of feminists. Maintain your dignity, as men long ago abandoned ours.

GoodSamaritan on February 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

There is a big difference between the “over $3000″ that she’s claiming and the $900 that I would pay over 3 years.

JadeNYU on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

The other $2700 is for the beer goggles.

Ward Cleaver on February 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Cool story, ho.

HumpBot Salvation on February 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I am almost, almost, tempted to see this gal gets bc of some kind so she doesn’t reproduce! Someone that stupid does not need kids that might turn out as she is!
L

letget on February 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Good grief. Georgetwon Law costs 50-60K a year these days. Maybe that’s why she’s “broke”.

BuzzCrutcher on February 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

“Reproductive rights activist”–Is that the neo-PC term for slut?

Imagine a cathouse madame giving this testimony before Congress. How would it be substantively different than what this pathetic woman said?

In general the notion of self-induced population control among Libs is a very good thing, but why does the rest of humanity need to cover the cost of this?

EMD on February 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Breaking news: Female Georgetown law students in constant state of arousal.

a capella on February 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Wouldn’t.

Transpo on February 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

That came out wrong, sigh:

I can see her one day filling the shoes of Hillary Clinton. Their minds seem to work in the same fashion – bizarre.

Cherokee on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Cherokee used “Hillary Clinton” and “fashion” in the same sentence.

;O)

There, that’s how it was meant to be posted.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Is she serious? Is this the mindset newly minted lawyers carry with them into the real world? If so, we- not them- are soooooo screwed.

Scotsman on February 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Her best argument would be that giving them free contraceptives would prevent more lawyers.

Nolo contendere!

profitsbeard on February 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I’ve…got nothing.

OK, here’s something: how in the hell did any of us make it through high school/college/life without having each and every one of our little heart’s desires paid for by somebody else? \

If this goes viral, I’m betting that the vast majority of those who see it would be repulsed. Therefore, it won’t go viral.

El Dillo on February 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Future SCOTUS pick

james23 on February 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM

The author is a woman and likely has some knowledge of the medical conditions for which estrogen and progestin are used other than for the prevention of pregnancy. The witness related at least two such instances in her full testimony. The pills were not provided in those instances despite the fact they were prescribed for medical conditions. The author either did not understand the testiomony or purposely misrepresents. Neither would surprise.

plewis on February 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Condoms are about a dollar – so 3000 condoms in 3 years – c’mon that’s not even possible! If you’re going to brag about your sex life – especially in front of congress – make it believable, not 3 times a day every day.

Anyway has anyone seen Lorien?

batterup on February 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

If you use a penny coin, instead of an aspirin, it is reusable. Total cost 1 penny.

anikol on February 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

If taxpayers are paying for her hooch, we are entitled to a piece of it, aren’t we?

pedestrian on February 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Being Catholic and getting married in May, I had to learn about the “Natural Family Planning”. It was taught by this couple where the lady did have cyst develop in her life. Her doctor told her the best solution was birth control. She refused the idea cause birth control pills is the one “medication” that gets the body to stop going through a natural process. Through the Natural Family Planning method they were able to figure out certian irregalarities and they were able to keep the cyst from happenning. So Cyst are able to be prevented without birth control, but in today’s world we try to find the easiest and quickest solution.

JediSisko on February 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Is there a Mr. Fluke.….Ms. Fluke?

ted c on February 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

There aren’t as many sexy bootys in law school as you might think. At least not sexy bootys attached to women who don’t hate men.

flyfisher on February 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Yeah, but they all look better at closing time.

sage0925 on February 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

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.

Fluke should change her name to Floozy with those kind of numbers, though given her obvious sense of entitlement, I’m sure she’s only getting prescriptions for the most costly birth control pill available, so you can probably drop her sexual promiscuity stats down to 1 1/2-2 times per day.

jon1979 on February 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Where is this hosebags father? Was she raised by dogs humping her leg?

Thicklugdonkey on February 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

The author is a woman and likely has some knowledge of the medical conditions for which estrogen and progestin are used other than for the prevention of pregnancy. The witness related at least two such instances in her full testimony. The pills were not provided in those instances despite the fact they were prescribed for medical conditions. The author either did not understand the testiomony or purposely misrepresents. Neither would surprise.

plewis on February 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Like I said, Ho, Ho, Ho!

MikeinPRCA on February 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

So let me get this straight, she thinks the Holy Roman Catholic Church owes it to her, and other women at Georgetown University, to have their sex habits paid for?

Dr Evil on February 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

…they struggled financially as a result of this policy

Hey – I struggle financially to pay my property taxes. I feel so powerless in the face of the government revenuers. And I resent any suggestion on their part that I should rent.

When can I have my government subsidy?

ignatzk on February 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Decorum prevents me from saying what should be said.

BKeyser on February 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

No insurance covers condoms, and last I checked condoms are the only birth control that has a chance of preventing STDs. So even if these women were on the pill wouldn’t most of them still have to purchase condoms? Or have we given up the whole safe sex meme and just gone to the sex necessity one?

melle1228 on February 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

There is a big difference between the “over $3000″ that she’s claiming and the $900 that I would pay over 3 years.

JadeNYU on February 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM

The other $2700 $2100 is for the beer goggles.

Man, I stink at math.

Ward Cleaver on February 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Anyway has anyone seen Lorien?

batterup on February 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

no, but a beat-up ol’ Ford Pinto just passed me on the highway with “Georgetown Law or Bust” painted on the windows…..

it was doing about 120 and a popcorn trail of condoms was falling out of it…..

ted c on February 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Was that an ad from Truth Watch Attack Tell.

HumpBot Salvation on February 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

She looks frighteningly like John Kerry testifying before congress in 1971.

kit dinker on February 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Possibly the funniest comment I’ve ever read here.

Well done.

Branch Rickey on February 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Yeah, but they all look better at closing time.

sage0925 on February 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Yeah, that’s what Mickey Gilley told me.

flyfisher on February 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

She kept talking about people having to stop using contraception… Has she ever heard of a condom? What a load of bullshit.

ebrawer on February 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Just think, in a few years, this … thing … or somebody like her … will be on the Supreme Court – and already is.

The Constitution is doomed.

OhEssYouCowboys on February 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

We’re persons, equal to men in dignity and love.

Great post but I will disagree with your last statement. Women are much more dignified and loving than men.

Captain Kirock on February 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM

How about the slut keep her legs closed? I think that’s free.

Vancomycin on February 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I wants a Ferrari to feel good about meself, why oh why doesn’t the Gubmint pay for dat too? I ain’t fair and if the HO’s get rubba’s I want a dang Ferrari too……can’t some 1% pay mo taxes so eyes can git won?

SDarchitect on February 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

The author is a woman and likely has some knowledge of the medical conditions for which estrogen and progestin are used other than for the prevention of pregnancy. The witness related at least two such instances in her full testimony. The pills were not provided in those instances despite the fact they were prescribed for medical conditions. The author either did not understand the testiomony or purposely misrepresents. Neither would surprise.

plewis on February 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Why should an institution of any kind be REQUIRED to provide ANY service they do not want to?

Authoritarianism sure sounds fine when they’re giving you things you want, doesn’t it?

El Dillo on February 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

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