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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:05 PM
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Anti-Contraception Senator Proposes 900% Price-Hike On Contraception For College Women

Anti-contraception Senator Jim DeMint insisted this week that birth control prices be 900% higher for college women than they were previously. You'd think the Senator, who professes to be against abortion, would want to make contraception as accessible as possible for women in college since they're the demographic with the highest rate of unintended pregnancy and the highest rate of abortion. College women typically don't have much income and are also disproportionately likely to be uninsured; it's not the pool of people you want to force to "splurge" if they want to use protection. "We do know that high fees act as a barrier to obtaining care. That is classically understood in campus health services," explained Claudia Covello, director at the University of California-Berkeley's health center, to Time magazine.

The DeMint move is just the latest, and we're talking by minutes, in a month of repeated attacks against access to contraception. Obama wants common ground, but the current Republican cabal wants to stomp its feet on the fringe. So routine now are the attacks on contraception that the anti-contraception crew will use any excuse, like the aunt who dolls up the house for every minor holiday. The anti-contraception team dresses up their attacks on birth control in whatever polemic is being celebrated that day even if, like that "Kiss Me I'm Irish" shirt worn by your aunt's chihuahua, the claim is not true at all.

When Prevention First legislation was introduced in the Senate it consisted of proposals that would improve access to contraception. And yet it was referred to by contraception opponents as an "abortion bailout." When the stimulus package included a simple budget-neutral provision to streamline state billing procedures for contraceptive services, the Family Research Council called it a "political payoff". Now, DeMint through an amendment hopes to remove the Affordable Birth Control Act, which requires no expenditure but simply reinstates college health centers and other safety net clinics back into the discounted drug pricing program. The polemic decoration DeMint uses is that lowering the cost of birth control for college age women is an "earmark" for Planned Parenthood.

more http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-page/a-deminted-...
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ReliantJ Donating Member (680 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:07 PM
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1. Just stock pile on it while it's free in school!
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:08 PM
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2. What a pig.
He's clearly earned the designation of worst person in the world.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:08 PM
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3. Viagra ought to be 1000% higher for Members of Congress
:7
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:21 PM
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6. I think there needs to be a very high surcharge on Oxycontin
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 10:21 PM by Horse with no Name
for slovenly radio show hosts too....
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:22 AM
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21. or a mandatory sentence for illegal possession by public oracle
when the offence is exacerabated by assigning an employee an incriminating "errand".
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:22 PM
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7. Agreed. And I'd like to hear DeMint's views on Viagra.
In fact, every member of Congress who's against birth control for women should publicly and unequivocally state his or her position on ED drugs.
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:33 PM
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19. More likely I'd think DeMint would...
maintain a self-conscious silence on that subject. ;-)
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:53 PM
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13. I couldn't agree more!
What an asshole.
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KakistocracyHater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:54 PM
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15. a Dem needs to be ordered to tie this
to the price of viagra & cialis & other prescription male enhancements drugs; this is the way it should always go, tie it to male meds always.
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PM Martin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:08 PM
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4. These people are dangerous.
Mr. Demint sounds more like the taliban everyday. :scared:
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:09 PM
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5. Sen Demint should be concerned about the general economy than college women's gonads
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:25 PM
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8. Can we just air lift the democrats out of South Carolina
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 10:26 PM by AllentownJake
and wall the fucking state off already.

Seriously that state has been nothing but problems since the convention to adopt the Declaration of Indepdence.

You would also think that with a University that its students proudly where COCKS on their hat they might be concerned about birth control.
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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:27 PM
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9. LOL.
:rofl:
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:48 PM
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12. It'll be sweeter to turn South Carolina Blue.
We'll do it sooner or later; Myrtle Beach is full of transplanted Yankees. We're doing it with Virginia and North Carolina; South Carolina and Georgia will fall, as well.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:53 PM
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14. Texas, Kentucky, and Kansas will be blue before South Carolina
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 10:54 PM by AllentownJake
I'm for walling the assholes off and letting them eat each other than moving back in.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:02 PM
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16. A job for the revitalized FEMA!
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:39 PM
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10. A lot of conservatives really are bitter...
over people in general, and college students in particular, having sex for pleasure. There are countless screeds against "the hook-up culture" (especially on college campuses) in conservative media.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:40 PM
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11. stupid asshole
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:08 PM
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17. No I've got this let's do the math, hm...Trojan MAGNUM Twisters 36-pack @ $27.95 x 900% =
$251.55 + S&H @ 3 Day Guarantee $8.95 x saddling college women with cruel & unusual costs, responsibilities & punishments while college men are handed a republican pass to tip toe through the tulips scot free = DeMint ~ What A Fucking Idiot!!
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:15 PM
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18. Fuck "common ground."
Why can't I have leadership that would smack this douchebag back to the fucking stone age where he belongs?

I want a Senator, SOMEbody, to stand up and say, in no uncertain terms, "Mr. DeMint, why don't YOU go FUCK yourself."
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:12 AM
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20. Damn straight! That'll keep those uppity females pregnant and out of school
barefoot pregnant in the kitchen! Hell yeah!

What an asshole.
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southerncrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:28 AM
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22. Hmmm. Seems DeMint is against women having sex unless they end
Edited on Sun Mar-08-09 12:29 AM by southerncrone
up pregnant & held down by child rearing.

No other explanation for his stance on birth control.
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