NARAL Is Orgasmic That Women Can Get Birth Control Without A Copay. Drugs They May, You Know, Need? No’ So Much
Posted on | February 15, 2012 | 22 Comments
First of all, my wife’s name is not Jane Smith. But Mrs. The Other Smitty heard this ad and was genuinely offended. The text:
Jane Smith! Your prescription’s ready for pick-up at the pharmacy counter!
Thank you! That was fast. How much do I owe?
No charge. This is covered without a co-pay now.
Then a narrator says: “Thanks to President Obama, the 99 percent of American women who use birth control could now hear this same message. You see, we scored an important victory when the President stood up for our health care, and guaranteed insurance coverage of birth control at no cost. He’s making sure women of all faiths, no matter where they work, can get contraceptive coverage. But extremists in Congress are trying to change the policy by making it harder for women to get birth control with no co-pay. Call Congress at 202-225-3121 and tell them to stand with President Obama and not between a woman and her birth control.”
Scored a victory? As my wife points out, birth control is a lifestyle drug–not, for example, a chemotherapy drug. We can save the analysis for why birth control is so important for National Offend a Feminist Week. Maybe the woman is a troglodyte in Wisconsin, where the sperm sort of roam the bog (they say). Birth control could, hypothetically, be an important tool for minimizing trog reproduction.
Update: via House of Eratosthenes, Senator Blunt is trying to redistribute power to employers, and the White House is having none of it. The Postmodern Left is all about redistributing money; power, no’ so much.