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Bobby Jindal proposes Birth Control should be over the counter

by Phantom Ace ( 5 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Elections 2016, Headlines, Healthcare, Republican Party at December 14th, 2012 - 9:54 am

When Socialist Republican Rick Santorum said he was OK with banning birth control and spent a week railing on how it’s evil, it did damage to the GOP. The Democrats used his comments in ad after ad that the GOP wants to ban contraceptives. It worked brilliantly and many single women are terrified of the Republican party. In a bold move to rebuke this line of attack, Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing that Birth Control be sold over the counter.

Gov. Bobby Jindal said oral contraceptives should be available over-the-counter in a Thursday evening op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. The self-described “unapologetic pro-life Republican” governor of Louisiana said this would lower health-care costs, prevent government intrusion into citizens’ lives and fight the influence of big pharmaceutical companies.

“As a conservative Republican, I believe that we have been stupid to let the Democrats demagogue the contraceptives issue and pretend, during debates about health-care insurance, that Republicans are somehow against birth control,” Jindal said in the op-ed.

Jindal cited a December committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists which came out in favor of over-the-counter access to the pill “to improve contraceptive access and use and possibly decrease unintended pregnancy rates.”

This is actually a very Conservative move on Bobby Jindal’s part. He is embracing Free Market concepts to birth control. I am of the opinion that many prescription drugs should be over the counter. Just put a warning and let consumers decide. By advocating that Birth Control pills be sold over the counter, Jindal takes an issue away from the left and promotes Free Market values.

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5 Responses to “Bobby Jindal proposes Birth Control should be over the counter”
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  1. Mars
    1 | December 14, 2012 9:59 am

    I’m not from an anti-contraceptive culture, so I think this is a great move. It heads off the liberals attacks on churches and keeps them from placing their ridiculous rules on them.

    I can just see it when Sandra Fluke tries to claim that not forcing religious institutions to provide contraceptives to their employees takes away her rights, lol, especially when the pill is available at her local walmart for 20 bucks.

    This almost completely takes the government out of the picture.

    But, you do realize the next Prog step will be to demand that religious institutions allow abortion on their insurance?

  2. waldensianspirit
    2 | December 14, 2012 12:58 pm

    Like candy

  3. 3 | December 14, 2012 1:08 pm

    Mars wrote:

    But, you do realize the next Prog step will be to demand that religious institutions allow abortion on their insurance?

    Abortificants are part of ObamaCare, so they’ve already done that to a degree.

  4. 4 | December 14, 2012 1:24 pm

    Cheap Birth Control:

  5. darkwords
    5 | December 16, 2012 3:34 pm

    I’m fine with making it available. I don’t want to pay for it. :-) Add a wholistic education process to it and let the person choose.

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