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Sandra Fluke And The Three Thousand Dollar Lie

First and foremost, before I’m accused of slander, let me say that I “feel” like Miss Fluke is being dishonest with us.  I might even “believe” that she’s lied.  But what I’m going to officially say is that I think she’s testified before Congress with questionable facts.  Highly questionable facts… in fact.  Let me explain.

The “lie” (or questionable fact) happens at around the 2:12 mark of the video below.  She says that contraception, without insurance, can cost a woman “over $3000 during law school”.  Let me tell y’all something, folks.  Either she’s lying, or her friends are too stupid to be enrolled in Law School.  Now that’s a pretty nasty claim for me to make, so let me back it up.

I used a run-of-the-mill map application to locate Georgetown University (her school) on a map.  I then searched for pharmacies within close proximity to Georgetown.  I then called the first one that I saw and asked how much a month’s supply of Ortho Tri-Cyclen costs WITHOUT insurance.  The name brand was surprisingly pricey.  I was quoted a cost of just under 45 bucks.  That would equal about half of the amount Sandra Fluke told Congress it would cost.  I started to think that maybe she deserved some benefit of the doubt.  But then the pharmacist offered me another option (SANS INSURANCE).

I was told that if I paid $20 for the pharmacy’s club card, I could purchase a month’s supply of (generic) Ortho Tri-Cyclen for $12 a month.  And that’s from a pharmacy within walking distance from Georgetown University.  So instead of the proposed $1000 a year that Sandra Fluke told Congress that her friends spend on contraceptives, it was closer to $164 a year.  So instead of $3000+, we are now looking at $492 for three years worth of birth control.  I mean, maybe Miss Fluke is used to Congress accepting bogus budgets, but we should all be offended that she would try to be so dishonest with us.

Sandra Fluke Testifies Before Congress

The story known as “SlutGate” has been gathering more and more steam in the media.  It’s to the point that we spend more time talking about Sandra Fluke than we do about gas prices, national security, or even the unemployment rate.  As of this writing, The Huffington Post has an article on the front page with over 38,000 comments.  Folks, that’s a lot.

So whether you like it or not, this story is here to stay.  Another thing that may be here to stay is the progressive liberals’ new battle cry:  “The War On Women”.

So far, a lot of you may not have bothered to watch Sandra Fluke’s testimony before Congress.  Maybe you’ve relied on whatever analysis you’ve seen on this website, or even the news.

Given the increased gravity this story has been achieving, I would suggest you watch it for yourself.  The video is only 11 minutes long, and as you can see, Miss Fluke’s 15 minutes are not yet up.  So… Get to watching.