This morning, I read a Think Progress article about Santorum and how birth control isn’t something that should be covered by insurance. He claims that since birth control costs “just a few dollars” that insurance shouldn’t cover it.
What decade is he living in?
According to the Planned Parenthood website, the Pill costs $15–$50 a month, plus an initial exam of $35–$250.
The implant method (implant into your arm) costs $400–$800, and removal is $100 and $300, again, plus initial exam.
For an IUD: “The cost for the medical exam, the IUD, the insertion of the IUD, and follow-up visits to your health care provider can range from $500 to $1,000.”
I think that’s more than “just a few dollars.”
Then again, Santorum is against sex before marriage and seems to have no concept of the fact that not everyone wants a kid.
To quote Santorum: “It’s about economic liberty; it’s about freedom of speech; it’s about freedom of religion. It’s about government control of your lives and it’s got to stop.”
Yes, it IS about freedom of speech. You can say whatever you want, and I have the right to say you’re wrong. Yes, it is about freedom of religion, which means that MY religion is just as protected and sacred as yours, even if I want to follow the Flying Spaghetti Monster or the Church of Body Modification. Yes government control has to stop, but Santorum isn’t the one to do that! He wants things his way and no one else, which only enforces government control. If someone wants to run on a platform of freedom and smaller government, then they have to realize that not everyone is conservative.