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    Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...p_ref=politics

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), whose name is often mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that calls for contraception to be made available over-the-counter.

    If women could buy birth control without a prescription, he argues, employers would not have to pay for it against their moral objections, and Democrats could no longer accuse Republicans of being anti-birth control.

    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. It's a disingenuous political argument they make.

    As an unapologetic pro-life Republican, I also believe that every adult (18 years old and over) who wants contraception should be able to purchase it. But anyone who has a religious objection to contraception should not be forced by government health-care edicts to purchase it for others


    Trying to pretend that health insurance NOT covering women for birth control whilst covering Viagra for men is "pro-women" (or maybe pro-rich women). Trying to make the best of a bad job I guess - he would really hate all those poor brown people to really have competent healthcare!
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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    well he's out of the running for president.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by MidnightVoice View Post
    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. It's a disingenuous political argument they make.
    Many, many republicans ARE against birth control.
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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    As a woman it would be nice to buy the pill ov r the counter instead of having to go in to a male doctor so he can "examine" me in order to get on the pill.

    I support his message!
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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Bobby Jindal is a cornball huckster who thinks he can win cheap votes by pretending to support something he hates.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMama View Post
    Bobby Jindal is a cornball huckster who thinks he can win cheap votes by pretending to support something he hates.
    Whocares it's a start.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie View Post
    Whocares it's a start.
    I care.

    What he's saying now is diametrically opposed to what he said during his campaign.

    The guy's a liar and a fraud.

    But then again, I'm not a Republican who feels the need to defend the indefensible.

    I just call a spade a spade.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMama View Post
    I care.

    What he's saying now is diametrically opposed to what he said during his campaign.

    The guy's a liar and a fraud.

    But then again, I'm not a Republican who feels the need to defend the indefensible.

    I just call a spade a spade.
    Yeah and Clinton was against deregulation too.

    Aanyway, like I said Whocares it's a start... maybe more republicans will jump on the bandwagon

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    i dont care. he wont have my vote 4 years from now. ultimately, its just bull****.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Rubbers are sold OTC

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    This is a great idea.
    I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. "You don't have to tell me," I said. "I'm off the team, aren't I?"
    "Well," said Coach, "you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet.
    You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times."
    It was all
    true what he was saying. And yet, I thought something is brewing inside the head of this Coach.
    He sees something in me, some kind of raw talent that he can
    mold. But that's when I felt the handcuffs go on.



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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    I dont think many people remember his 2003 campaign. He wasn't always the right wing darling we associate himself with today.

    Keep in mind Jindal applauded Bush on SS reform, opposed him on his spending habits, added over 11,000 uninsured children to SCHIP, and has called for more environmental money to go into coastal regions throughout the south east.

    His positions changed after his time in the US House maybe because his idealogy changed and maybe because his state forced him to.
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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInRoch View Post
    Many, many republicans ARE against birth control.
    UPDATE: 1:16 p.m. -- Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, responded to Jindal's op-ed in a statement on Friday.

    “We completely agree that access to birth control should not be a political issue, and the vast majority of voters from both parties do, too," Richards said.

    "We welcome Governor Jindal's thoughtful contributions to the conversation on women's health. Unfortunately, his remarks stand in contrast to some of his colleagues in Congress who have tried repeatedly to eliminate the nation’s family planning program, which helps provide low-income women with access to affordable birth control. These and other legislative attacks on women’s health are all too real, as we’ve seen just this week in Michigan. We hope that Governor Jindal will help keep policymakers at the state and federal level out of women's personal health care decisions.”
    I agree with Chickie that it's a start. But there is nothing at all disingenuous, as you point out, about saying that "that Republicans are somehow against birth control". Joe Mama is right that we should look on his comments skeptically.
    Gailey's history. He just doesn't know it yet.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Nonetheless, I think there are valid reasons why some birth control is prescription. I don't think the only reason it is not OTC is to hamper availability.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Rubbers are sold OTC
    cuz every guy LOVES wearing a rubber!

    Seriously .. this pisses me off! This is why so many women are seeking abortions .. you ****ing men bitch and complain cuz rubbers don't feel good .. blah blah blah .. so the women give in and bam we have unwanted pregnancy now seeking abortion.

    Birth Control pills should be OTC.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    I believe there are many different kinds/doses of birth control in pill form with many possible side effects. Doctors usually pick one that will work best for the patient.

    But I can understand there might be a stigma to buying them in the first place. I mean, every woman who uses birth control is a whore, aren't they?

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by chernobylwraiths View Post
    I believe there are many different kinds/doses of birth control in pill form with many possible side effects. Doctors usually pick one that will work best for the patient.

    But I can understand there might be a stigma to buying them in the first place. I mean, every woman who uses birth control is a whore, aren't they?
    LOL ... yes we are ALL whores! LOL ..

    I only used BC twice and both times it made me super sick so I don't use BC. HOWEVER, there are MANY OTC medicines that make me sick, and other's. BUT we just keep buying different ones until we find one that works! right??

    I just think BC should be an OTC drug in different doses, and strengths. Make it easy for these young girls whose parents are against sex and wont bring them to the OB/GYN.

    Boys don't like rubbers, and parents don't want to accept that one day their daughter will too be a whore

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie View Post
    cuz every guy LOVES wearing a rubber!

    Seriously .. this pisses me off! This is why so many women are seeking abortions .. you ****ing men bitch and complain cuz rubbers don't feel good .. blah blah blah .. so the women give in and bam we have unwanted pregnancy now seeking abortion.

    Birth Control pills should be OTC.
    So you give in, but somehow it's all the guy's fault? Last I checked, atleast two were needed of different genders to get pregnant. And barring rape, there's a certain mutual consent to it...

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticsoto View Post
    So you give in, but somehow it's all the guy's fault? Last I checked, atleast two were needed of different genders to get pregnant. And barring rape, there's a certain mutual consent to it...
    LOL .. I am not saying it is the guys fault. However, you can't deny MAJORITY of men do not like wearing rubbers .. they don't like it.

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    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie View Post
    LOL .. I am not saying it is the guys fault. However, you can't deny MAJORITY of men do not like wearing rubbers .. they don't like it.
    Hell no we don't like it, but most still do it. I know of only one guy who has just blatantly refused to wear one. Needless to say he was unable to pee silently anymore.

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