Monday, March 05, 2012

What Nine Dollars Buys

I knew someone would research prices for birth control eventually. Newsbusters:

In all this fuss and distraction from the real problems this nation is facing, nobody noticed that since 2007 Walmart has been offering a month's worth of birth control pills for only $9...
..Fertility and prescription birth control will also be included at $9, compared to national average prices ranging from $24 to $30 per month and saving women an estimated $15 to $21 per month – $180 to $250 annually.

So not only are birth control pills available for $108 per year, the high end of range is around $350. (nowhere near the $1000 Sandra Fluke claimed)

To put this in perspective, you can get a month's worth of birth control for less than the cost of making a "WE DEMAND ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS EMPLOYERS AND HOSPITALS PAY FOR OUR BIRTH CONTROL PILLS" poster.

You can get a month's worth of birth control pills for less than the price of a Black and White Shemagh Heavyweight Arab Tactical Keffiyeh.

And hey, you can get a years worth of birth control for what it would cost me to fill up the tank of my van. (if they didn't limit the pump to $90 per transaction)

Clearly, this isn't about need. This is about rubbing the Catholic church's nose in it. This is about defeating religion. This is about erasing the first amendment to the Constitution.