Transcript via National Review Online:

“If you take a step back and think about that, you work at a restaurant or you work at a store, and your boss is able to deny you leukemia coverage or contraception coverage or blood transfusions or any number of medical concerns that someone might have a religious objection to … So the folks who are still objecting [to the mandate] have some very extreme ideas about religious freedom and employee health care in this country.”

It’s clear she got her degree in law, not in economics.

Insurance is a bad idea for small, regular and predictable expenses. There are good reasons that your car insurance company doesn’t add $100 per year to your premium and then cover oil changes, and that your health insurance doesn’t charge $50 more per year and cover toothpaste. You’d have to fill out mountains of paperwork, the oil-change and toothpaste markets would become much less competitive, and you’d end up spending more.

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Contraception mandate: Obama administration turns its back on the Sandra Fluke crowd

  • Raye09

    Idiot, and that is all I have to say.

    • http://www.rockingjamboree.com/ Russ Rogers

      Why are you admitting that here to all of us, Raye?

  • Renny

    What the heck is Leukemia coverage? My mom died from Leukemia and this idiot wants to compare it to getting free birth control? Hey, Fluke, you won’t die from having to pay for a condom. Or just closing yer legs.

    • CatHerder

      Just spay her and have done, dammit. I really, really am not up with the idea of her reproducing.

      • http://www.rockingjamboree.com/ Russ Rogers

        Wow! That is an extremely VIOLENT and HATEFUL thing to say. I can’t believe people LIKED that comment. Really? You would like to set yourself up to judge who gets to reproduce or not? What criteria would you use for your eugenics program?

        • CatHerder

          I will own to hateful, but the procedure is surgical and does not involve violence to my knowledge. Further, I don’t ‘set myself up’ as anything, she is the one griping about the cost of avoiding pregnancy. I’M the one who doesn’t want to pay for it for the next 20-25 years! So yeah, oh outraged one, one time expense versus years of paying makes sense to me.

          • http://www.rockingjamboree.com/ Russ Rogers

            The costs of Contraception are CHEAPER than the costs of unplanned pregnancies, leading to more people on welfare roles, and burdening our other already stressed social safety nets. Think about it. This is a public health policy that costs the government next to NOTHING, and has the potential of saving us all BILLIONS! It’s fiscally conservative. It is also socially conservative. Because increased access to contraception has the potential to dramatically lower abortion rates!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Words for Russ to look up: Hyperbole, straw man rhetoric, ad hominem, slippery slope fallacies, and sarcasm

        • detroit19

          Spare me the faux outrage…her comparison is just DUMB.

    • http://www.rockingjamboree.com/ Russ Rogers

      There are some people who RELIGIOUSLY don’t believe in blood transfusion or bone marrow transplants. Should they be allowed to deny coverage to those life saving techniques to their employees who don’t share that religious belief? Why should we allow someone to deny contraception coverage, but not someone else to deny blood transfusion coverage or coverage for vaccine?

      Why do YOU get to decide what is “medically necessary” or not? And why should I believe contraception should not be considered “medically necessary,” just on your say so? Do you have a medical degree?

      • Frank DiSalle

        “Why do YOU get to decide what is “medically necessary” or not? And why should I believe contraception should not be considered “medically necessary,” just on your say so? Do you have a medical degree?”

        The reason why Raye called you an idiot is because, IF you have religious objections to contributing to a health plan that finances procedures you find religiously objectionable, you should be allowed to opt out of paying for them; and IF I want to work there, I would then decide if I want to work some place that doesn’t cover contraception or blood transfusions for example.
        I once worked in a place that allowed only $10 for visits to therapy, when the going rate in my area was a minimum of $50. Did I quit the job to find one that paid for therapy in full? No, I did not.
        See how simple that was? If not, then you’re an idiot…

      • JINNASH

        FAIL.
        The people who own the policy get to decide. You DO NOT have the right to dictate coverage and then expect someone else to pay for it. That is the attitude of a spolied child—Just like Sandra Fluke.

      • Penmar

        Russ, contraception is not in any way comparable to a lifesaving medical procedure or vaccine. Contraception is free and simple, don’t have sex. And no one is insisting you share anyone else’s religious beliefs, you are free to work elsewhere. If you don’t like your boss or his policies, get a new boss, also simple. It is not society’s responsibility to fix everything you don’t happen to like. Nor is it society’s responsibility to pay for everything you happen to want. Nor is a medical degree required for an opinion. You libs like to twist crap around, we conservatives don’t care how much of a slut Fluke wants to be, we object to being forced into paying for it. And yes we do pay for it in the higher premiums we must pay to cover those who insist on ‘free’ birth control, which we know is not free to the rest of us. For every new regulation a company must cover the cost of that regulation to stay in business. Business are in business to make money, otherwise they would be non-profits. So in order to cover the cost of a child being allowed on their parents insurance til they are 26 or free birth control or covering those with pre-existing conditions, the cost must be averaged out in higher premiums for the rest of those with insurance policies in order that the business issuing the insurance can remain in business and profitable. Fact is, Obama has perpetuated a
        ‘have’ against ‘have not’ mentality throughout this country, instead of giving the ‘have nots’ the means to lift themselves up into the ‘have’ sphere. Libs have been doing this for a good long time, all wrapped up in the guise of ‘helping the poor and downtrodden’. Poverty level is rising, none of the handouts and free stuff is helping anyone attain a modicum of self reliance or self worth.

      • rivers

        Can you cite an instance where an employer has or is currently suing not to provide life saving treatment through their insurance to an employee? Do you know of anyone who has had a condition where the only option to save their life has been prescription birth control?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        If that is the case (citation requested) then an employee always has the choice to not contract their labor if they find the terms of employment to not be in keeping with their needs.

      • Sean

        Yes, you wouldn’t want to be forced to do something against a deep rooted conviction you might have. Why make those individuals pay for that which they find immoral and wrong? And wait… Aren’t you a man? Why do you care anyway no matter the severity of your sex change you will be incapable of having an abortion. EVER. So get over it and pay for it yourself DUDE.

      • detroit19

        Avoiding pregnancy is, for the most, a lifestyle choice. Yes, there are those women who should NOT have children for medical reasons, but I’m pretty sure they know that and take precautions. I wanted 3 children, I had 3 children, then didn’t have anymore and NO ONE paid for my lifestyle choice.

  • Matthew Koch

    How many babes take birth control for actual medical reasons, and how many take it for “recreational purposes?”

  • TocksNedlog

    Makes sense that a liberal would liken a potential birth to a cancerous tumor that might have to be surgically removed.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Geez, who let her out from under the rock? Is Fluke tryin’ to one-up the groundhog?

    • CarolinaGirl3

      She just cannot admit to herself that her 15 minutes are up. Really up. She should go join Cindy Sheehan for coffee at the Starbucks at the corner of Ignored and Irrelevant.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      Bad news-Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. Four more years of trillion dollar deficits.

  • ChampionCapua

    Bosses: People who deny me things. Except my job, which allows me everything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    sounds like her degree is in perpetual whining

    • wwbdinct

      I like Dennis Milller’s description – “Moan of Arc”

  • wwbdinct

    What an ignorant embarrassment to my gender! I weep……

    • Matthew Koch

      Sandra Fluke is a woman? I thought she was a manatee.

      • TheOriginalDonald

        that was insulting to manatees.

        • Matthew Koch

          I’m sorry, I should’ve known better.

    • Michelle

      She’s an embarrassment to herself. I don’t feel the least bit embarrassed by her just because we happen to have the same “lady parts”.

    • Dawn9476

      I weep at your ignorance about the various reasons why women need to take birth control.

      • seek456

        Nobody but nobody “needs” to take birth control pills. No wonder you’re weeping! Your statement would make anyone cry.

        • TracyJean

          Actually, I need to take them for non-contraceptive reasons (hormonal issues after a bout with thyroid cancer) ….but I don’t expect anyone else to pay for them. My copay was $10 a month before this year and would have happily continued to pay that.

          • seek456

            actually tracyjean, hormone replacement therapy is and was always covered.

          • TracyJean

            It’s not hormonal replacement therapy (that’s what my thyroid pills are for). It’s because I would constantly be on my period if I didn’t take them – my periods were reversed and I bled for all but about four days of the month. To quote your own post “Nobody but nobody ‘needs’ to take birth control pills” – that statement is inaccurate.

          • TracyJean

            It’s not hormonal replacement therapy (that’s what my thyroid pills are for). It’s because I would constantly be on my period if I didn’t take them – my periods were reversed and I bled for all but about four days of the month. To quote your own post “Nobody but nobody ‘needs’ to take birth control pills” – that statement is inaccurate.

  • rivers

    How offensive. I’ll bet she won’t ever figure out what’s wrong with what she said.

  • nc

    The only thing sadder than Fluke is the staggering number of people who agree with her, especially those is positions of power.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Or pretend to in order to exact their will

  • Rella

    Leukemia = something nobody nowhere ever makes a choice and Oooops I got leukemia.
    As a mother who had to watch her son get a blood transfusion this really irritates me that this woman is this dumb and has been given this platform. She acts as if pregnancy is just some disease she picks up at the mall. Of course for women like her who spreads her legs anytime there’s an itch because she believes we’re all just animals who cannot control ourselves I could almost see how she’s dumb enough to think only oral contraceptives will keep her from getting pregnant.

  • Steve_J

    Pregnancy is a disease?

    • TJ

      and contraception is the vaccine.

  • grais

    Her stupidity offends me.

  • Dawn9476

    If it is dangerous for you to get pregnant, birth control can be like every other medication out there.

    • Matthew Koch

      Most of the ladies I’ve talked to take it not because they have to but because they want to. If as you stated, there’s a medical condition that requires you to take it, alright no prob with that. But if someone is taking it by choice then they should get off their butts and pay for it themselves.

      Wanting to avoid pregnancy isn’t a medical necessity. If carrying a child in your womb could lead to serious injury or death then that is a medical necessity.

      People like Sandy Fluke need to stop expecting a free ride (no pun intended).

    • JeannieJ

      If it’s dangerous for you to get pregnant, there are other options that don’t include a fail rate. Perhaps those for whom it is “dangerous to get pregnant” should seek more permanent solutions–which would be covered by insurance, since it’s a medical necessity. Personally, I applaud every liberal who chooses not to breed.

  • MJ Pauls

    As someone with cancer, I do not appreciate this. Sex is a choice, cancer is not.

  • http://www.rockingjamboree.com/ Russ Rogers

    Contraception is not a predictable medical expense. For example, there are some formulations of the Pill that cost less than $10 per month. But there are several formulations that can cost $85 per month or more! And women CAN’T choose which formulation to take. It’s a PRESCRIPTION DRUG that reacts differently for different women. $85 per month is about $1000 per year. And that’s an unusual and unpredictable expense! THAT is was Health Insurance should be for, limiting the impact of those unpredictable expense by defraying them over time and over a lager RISK POOL.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMXIAHSHFCMSCZ4CBM7TO5NC5I Joe Durnavich

      Russ, how does the cost of contraception itself ever come down in your mandated coverage, everyone is forced in the pool, scheme?

      • Raye09

        Seriously, Seriously? Planned parenthood is still funded, why not just go there? There are plenty of ways to get cheap contraception, plenty. Fluke and her cohorts are just too stupid to realize this.

        Nobody ever died from not taking birth control, not having sex for a month or two will not kill you, nor will using condoms and spermicide. Cancer treatment cost an arm and a leg, and lukemia is a life threatening condition. Likening being denied the pill to being denied cancer treatment is idiotic and insensitive to millions of cancer patients.

      • Raye09

        Seriously, Seriously? Planned parenthood is still funded, why not just go there? There are plenty of ways to get cheap contraception, plenty. Fluke and her cohorts are just too stupid to realize this.

        Nobody ever died from not taking birth control, not having sex for a month or two will not kill you, nor will using condoms and spermicide. Cancer treatment cost an arm and a leg, and lukemia is a life threatening condition. Likening being denied the pill to being denied cancer treatment is idiotic and insensitive to millions of cancer patients.

  • Frank Smiles

    hilarious how an unmarried woman can make her greatest opportunity at fame solely about her wish to be promiscuous, and how to make other people foot the bill for her recreational sex. In the end, we will probably discover she lived as a recluse and never really needed $3,000 a year for contraception. She would be better panhandling for kitty litter and get a pet than going ON AND ON AND ON about being petted.

  • $2346491

    Sandra Fluke is apparently still not gainfully employed. Last time I checked, law associates spend every waking hour at work. This precludes them from whining about birth control on national TV.

  • Wendy

    One way to look @ we, the people paying for birth control and abortions, is that there will be fewer liberals in the future!

  • EDE7m4

    Does she even need Birth Control? Who’s crawling on top of her? How much is he drinking?

  • EDE7m4

    Does she even need Birth Control? Who’s crawling on top of her? How much is he drinking?

  • detroit19

    She is the IDIOT that never stops giving…I would be SO embarrassed to be parent.

  • detroit19

    She is the IDIOT that keeps on giving…I cannot believe that educated (not necessarily smart) Sandra Fluke doesn’t get how degrading her talking points are. Shut up, I mean, be quiet, please.

  • Stan Gerlt

    “It is a characteristic common to all the perversions that in them reproduction as an aim is put aside. This is actually the criterion by which we judge whether a sexual activity is perverse – if it departs from reproduction in its aims and pursues the attainment of gratification independently.” — Sigmund Freud