Fluke: If You’re Not Subsidizing Something You’re “Limiting Access” To It

on February 23, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Sandra Fluke appeared on CNN today to debate, once again, Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate. Opposing Fluke was Will Cain from The Blaze who asked Fluke to at least agree that “no one is attempting to ban contraception or limit access and make it illegal for women to have.”

Fluke’s response? “I think there are multiple ways to limit access. Certainly making something illegal would be the most extreme form, but not covering it as a health care benefit the way other types of health care benefits are covered is another way to limit access and that’s what many women across the country are currently experiencing when they — even if they have insurance, co pays, can be as high as $50 a month, which is significant for a woman not making a lot of money.”

In other words, if you people don’t want to pay for her diaphragm, you hate women. Or something like that.

Let’s apply this logic to another situation. I’m an avid gun owner. My individual right to keep and bear arms is enshrined in the US Constitution and has been held up by the Supreme Court.

Can I argue that my access to guns is being limited because the government won’t subsidize my gun or ammo purchases?

That’s silly. I should pay for my own guns and ammo. And Sandra Fluke, along with everybody else in America, should pay for her own contraception.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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