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Planned Parenthood now attacking GOP plans to expand access to birth control

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posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 07:47 PM
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It seems at least a couple of Republicans are proposing that birth control pills be offered over-the-counter.

But wait.

Planned Parenthood seems to "against" this.

Wonder why?

Is it politics?, Is it business? Is it cost to consumers vs. "free" ?

This article seems to think it's politics...



An growing roster of Republican candidates across the country are embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to make birth control pills available for adult women over-the-counter, without a prescription. This trend is tossing a wrench into the Left’s paint-by-numbers attack strategy of painting the GOP as obsessed with “restricting access” to birth control — which nobody was advocating anyway.* The idea is to bombard young women with multimillion-dollar ad campaigns in order to scare them with this fiction, thus shoring up Democrats’ wide advantage within the key demographic. But now that Republicans are backing plans that do precisely the opposite of limiting women’s access to contraception, Democrats and their allies are…actively opposing that idea, too



Planned Parenthood now attacking GOP plans to expand access to birth control




posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 07:53 PM
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It doesn't make sense to me. Every time I see the lady Dr BC is practically shoved down my throat.

It's a means of control, this shouldn't be an issue in today's enlightened age.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:00 PM
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Birth control is something that a doctor needs to monitor.
You just can't start screwing around with women's hormones - some girls/women can't take certain birth control.
One woman might need the strongest pill out there, another may be in pain from that same strength and need something more minimal.

It's not like pain relief or antacids.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:12 PM
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Saying that conservatives have not been actively rallying against contraception is just showing the author of the article has no clue what has been going on. It was even an issue during the last presidential election, and there was a lot of talk about the GOP alienating more women voters.

The republican image among women voters has never been great, but it has become even worse recently. The GOP commissioned a poll for women voters last month, and the results were horrible. They've never done well with women in the northeastern part of the US, but areas where they typically got more support from women have appeared to jump ship. Do you think it is a coincidence that this official GOP poll was done just last month, and now we are hearing about this birth control idea?

This is a political ploy to gain more support from women, plain and simple. Aren't republicans about self-reliance and getting nothing for free? Is this not a complete 180 in ideology? At the very least it is out of character for the republican party, especially considering they like to claim strict adherence to "traditional" values. For all that talk it just goes to show that values can be purchased. That is my take on it anyway, but it seems pretty obvious what is going on.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: snowspirit
That's a good point. I personally get more details from my pharmacist, the actual person not the paperwork.

I am not certain if they can create a safe way to do this otc. Any woman will tell you many follow up appointments spend more time in the waiting room than interacting with medical professionals.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Its all about the lefts war on women.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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Politicking in politics(and that's just what this is). Damn, there's a concept. Whining that you're not as good as the other guy...not such a concept.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:20 PM
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If you can buy vodka and a handgun over the counter, why can't women buy birth control exactly?

Women are smart enough to take birth control without visiting a doctor. Google and instructions on packages exist. It's certainly safer than tobacco, vodka, and a plethora of other # that is readily available for the general public. Hell, it's safer than Tylenol. There is no rational reason why it's not over the counter.

Women are not idiotic babies that can't read packages or decide what goes in their bodies. No one grabs snuff cans away from men. Snuff is far more dangerous than birth control.

The only reason birth control isn't over the counter is because it keeps those women(and young girls) who are in the #tiest position to have children popping out kids left and right. To continually feed into the giant mass of morons that have broken homes. Women who can afford doctors get birth control easily. That's why there's rarely any issue with middle to upper class white women and their access.

It's the ones that can't afford 100 dollar doctor visits everytime they need their birth control prescription filled who would benefit the most from it being unrestricted. That is also a huge portion of the population.

Also, I have not heard of planned parenthood doing this, I will have to research it further from various angles. I wouldn't be surprised as their existence relies heavily on visits for birth control. Kind of how Komen is full of # with their pink cancer parade.

I will look into it further and see what other sources I can find.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:25 PM
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posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:39 PM
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First off Ed Morrissey is a conservative blogger that endorsed Santorum for president.

He wrote for the Heritage Policy Blog, hosted by the Heritage Foundation.

He writes for Hot Air, a blog started by Michelle Malkin.

Ya think his version of what Planned Parenthood is saying is slightly distorted and slanted right?

Just maybe?




edit on 12-9-2014 by Annee because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Do you have proof?



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Annee

Do you have proof?


You know how to Google.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:44 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Annee

Do you have proof?


You know how to Google.


Yes I do.

But I'm not the one making claims that the OP may be lying.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:46 PM
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posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:49 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
a reply to: beezzer

Beez you seem so inteligent why do you fall for this crap.


So it is false?

Just curious.

I've not considered it before, but the concept of having women purchase OTC birth control pills seems kind of smart. Cheaper for the women. Easier access.

But now we have people saying that Jindal is lying?



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:51 PM
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WOLF in Sheep's clothing would be a better and more accurate description of the GOP's position on over the counter birth control.




Most Republican candidates, including Tillis and Gardner, oppose a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires most employers to cover contraception in their health insurance plans. But in an effort to woo women voters, four Republican Senate candidates -- Tillis, Gardner, Ed Gillespie in Virginia and Mike McFadden in Minnesota -- have recently touted their support for over-the-counter birth control as an alternative to mandatory insurance coverage of the pill.

www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

While I wholeheartedly support otc birth control, this sounds also like a ruse to get birth control to not be covered by insurance plans.

While I don't like managed care insurance and think it's a horrible finance model for healthcare...if the plans are going to cover viagra, they need to cover birth control.

I would see this going further if the GOP supported OTC birth control that would still be reimbursed by the health insurance plans. Otherwise the only reason they are doing this is to get it not covered. Which I don't understand as there is a plethora of stupid things covered under these plans that are far less useful to the general population. Don't really get the hang up on covering birth control.

Here's another article from the other side:

time.com...

Either way my opinion is that regardless of whether it's covered under obamacare, we'll all be better off if it's over the counter and deregulated. I don't see that happening though based on the way they are going about this and the reasons for doing so.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

They passed legislation here recently that allows pharmacists to renew non-narcotic meds. BC, diabetes meds, etc. No Dr visit and if you can't trust your pharmacist you've got problems. It just about to be implemented.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: OrphanApology

Politicising healthcare (Obamacare) is what this current administration has done for the past 6 years!

So the GOP are now bad guys because they are politicizing healthcare?

OTC birth control pills should be a good idea, regardless.

But if we are going to condemn the GOP for doing this, then I do hope that Obamacare is condemned as well.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: OrphanApology

I would think that if birth control became an over the counter item, the cost would dramatically decrease as it's availability and demand dramatically increases. Having it covered by insurance may become a non-issue.



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