Despite Sandra Fluke’s Plea Before Congress – Georgetown Will Not Pay For $9 a Month Birth Control Pills
Georgetown women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke went before a Congressional panel last month to demand free birth control pills. The Target up the road from her school sells the pill for $9 a month.
But before she went before Congressional leaders to demand $9 a month birth control, she took a lavish trip to Europe with her boyfriend.
Here the two lovebirds are roughing it late at night in Barcelona – drunk.
Despite her public plea before Congress, Georgetown University released a statement this week that said the university will still not pay for a student’s $9 a month birth control pills.
The Huffington Post reported:
Georgetown University’s health insurance received national attention after Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke attempted to testify about it in front of a congressional committee.
But despite the uproar that resulted — Fluke was denied a chance to speak, then called a “slut” by radio show host Rush Limbaugh — Georgetown announced Thursday that it wouldn’t make any changes to its contraception coverage.
“After thoughtful and careful consideration, we will continue our current practice for contraceptive coverage in our student health insurance for the coming year, as allowed for under the current rules issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services,” wrote Georgetown President John DeGioia in a release to the university.
Under its current practice, Georgetown, which is a Jesuit university, denies students coverage for contraception if it is used for birth control. DeGioia said that Thursday’s decision was “consistent with our Catholic and Jesuit identity,” echoing commentary by conservatives who have termed the battle over contraception coverage a religious freedom issue.
The statement mentioned that the current policy “does provide coverage for these prescriptions for students who require them for health reasons unrelated to birth control, as determined by a physician.” But much of Fluke’s testimony centered around the difficulties of Georgetown students in receiving such exemptions even when medical needs demanded they use birth control.
Miss Fluke announced her engagement this week. Maybe her boyfriend will be able to pay for her $9 a month birth control pills now.