The non-story of the week was that female grad students at Georgetown have to spend what was thought to be about $60 a month for contraception the Jesuit Catholic school won’t cover.
Even before getting into the reality that there are free resources available in many instances, it turns out that the amount involved is much lower, to a level where if you won’t get it unless someone else pays for it, you must not really care about your own health:
Attention Media: Walmart and Target Have Been Offering $9 (per 28 days) Birth Control Since 2007
- Target (listed under Women’s Health near bottom)
- (Free Midwest bonus for BizzyBlog readers!!) Kroger (listed under Women’s Health near bottom)
Y’know, there’s a lot of hardship out here in the real world, e.g., the “tent cities” no one in the press but the BBC has seen fit to notice.
But having to pay $9 every 28 days on a drug purchase which is almost always only necessary because of certain completely optional “lifestyle” choices is NOT one of them.
Accusing people who don’t think that someone else should be forced to pay that $9 or even $60 a month, especially if goes directly against their religious beliefs, of being heartless misogynists is completely out of bounds.
Forcing people to go against their religious beliefs is tyranny (“arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority”).