What $3000 Gets You In Birth Control Around Georgetown Law


It's no hidden secret that Sandra Fluke is a seasoned liberal activist that Democrats are using to bolster the contraceptive argument to take sights off the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression and creeping $4 per gallon gas. As Politico notes, Rush versus Fluke is the fight Obama wants right now. 

Sandra Fluke claimed that people in law school were paying $3,000 over the course of three years for birth control and many people could no longer fit it into their budgets.

“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school," Fluke said. "For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary. Forty percent of female students at Georgetown Law report struggling financially as a result of this policy."

Now, I have no idea where people were purchasing the gold-plated contraceptives, but a quick search around the surrounding campus neighborhood will show otherwise. 

Just .1 miles away from Georgetown Law there is a liquor store called Kogod Liquors. At this convenient location, a 3-pack of condoms can be purchased for $4.87. If people were to buy only condoms and not birth control pills over the span of three years, $3000 at that price would roughly purchase 1,848 condoms.

Just .3 miles away, a CVS Pharmacy carries 3-pack condoms for $6.14. At that price, 1,466 condoms can be purchased. If people truly are financially strapped and need that many condoms (I don't know who would), you're better of going to Kogod's- only if you don't want to use the next option.

Located 1.5 miles away from the Law center is a Planned Parenthood. Condoms here? Free

Take a look:



A Target located 3 miles away sells birth control pills for $9/month to people who do not have insurance plans that cover it. That would bring the total cost to just $324 over the course of a three year span. 

CNSNews writes:

Although Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke testified to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee last month that contraception can cost a law student $3,000 over three years and that some of her fellow students could not afford it, a Target store only 3 miles from the law school currently sells a month's supply of birth control pills for only $9 to people who do not have insurance plans covering contraceptives.

That would make the total cost for birth control pills for a student who decided to use them for all three years of law school just $324.

Fluke was the sole witness who appeared on Feb. 23 before an all-Democratic panel chaired by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Hypothetically, let's say the student really did spend $3000 on both birth control pills and condoms. Around the law school, that sum of money will get you a three year supply of birth control pills and 1,648 condoms from Kogod Liquors.

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