Skip to comments.Jindalís op-ed to sell contraceptives over-the-counter 'very troubling'
Posted on 12/15/2012 9:27:45 AM PST by NKP_Vet
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has proposed that oral contraceptives should be available to all women without a prescription or doctors examination in an op-ed that has drawn praise from Planned Parenthood and condemnation from some in the pro-life movement.
He called a new report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), calling for oral contraceptives to be sold over-the-counter, a common-sense call for reform.
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Let the circular firing squad begin.
Making contraceptives available over the counter takes off the table the forced prescription coverage which is such a big component of the libs so-called War on Women position.
I’ve always said he is a strong support guy and a hapless leader. This is more proof. I wonder who he thinks he is pandering to in Louisiana, which is the most lovingly pro-family, pro-child state I have ever seen.
It’s almost as if he’s saying, “If women want to take a potentially dangerous and usually unnecessary drug, let’s make it as easy as possible for them. Their bodies - their choices.” There’s a certain rational appeal to that, if it’s rational to think, “Let’s hasten the complete societal collapse in any way we can.”
Jindal is doing a pile on Allowing the media to drive the issue ( I don’t care what the polling is ...it’s a pseudo issue driven by the demo-coms)and is going down the same Romney/GOPE path. He above every one else who’s state has been affected by Obama’s socialist energy policy should be screaming about gas prices and the reason which affects the pocket book portion of the pill using “demographic” he wants to reach.
And forget about the pill pushers. It’s pockebook issue Bobby !
Contraceptives are a medical issue as well as a societal one.If physicians qualified to make such determinations decide that a particular one is safe to use without a prescription (as is the case with aspirin,among other drugs) then they can make that recommendation.
Doctors deemed every one of the prescription drugs “safe” to prescribe that are now withdrawn from the market and subject to endless class action lawsuits.
Oral contraceptives have been linked to stroke, heart attack and an increased risk of blood clots.
We should just put them in bowls and hand them out free. /s
Perhaps to those who are conservatives, those who want to limit the role of government in our lives. Of course a big govenment statist would not recognize that as a good thing.
Why would an adult American need a note from a doctor to buy something? We're free people or we're not.
It seems to me that society, and the future of this country, will probably be best served if the sort of women who want to avoid creating offspring while having lots of risky sex are allowed to easily accomplish this by taking a potentially risky medicine unsupervised.
Darwin Awards, self-selection, culling the herd, cleansing the gene pool, and all that.
Some people yearn for good old days of Franco’s Spain or DeVelera’s Ireland. Impose Catholic dogma, Protestants are all probably Free Masons anyway so they do not count.(sarc) In all seriousness, the use or non-use of oral contraceptives, like birth control pills, is not a pillar of Conservative bonafides. Catholics are against it, most Protestants are not. Abortion is that line, not contraception itself.
That one thing will cost him dearly politically. While the party is taking one stance against Obama, Jindel is opposing them. Nest time he runs, that will be remembered by conservatives.
And some people just don’t like Catholics, the merits of the issue be damned. Denounce a Catholic and it makes ya feel better.
If you actually stopped and thought about this, you might notice mountains of evidence that separating procreation from sex has led to every single social pathology that plagues us.
Read Mary Eberstadt, Adam and Eve after the Pill.
Increase in cohabitation outside marriage, which leads to mored ivorce, which leads to more fatherlessness
homosexual actvism (if sex is not about procreation, then why is it wrong for two men to masturbate each other?
a pornographic, selfish mentality about sex (which leads to relationships eventually breaking down), esp. by men toward women
and the list goes on and on.
Oh, and, by the way, lots more abortions.
Because, you see, easy contraception means that the sheer amount of sex acts going on increases immensely. And much of the increase is happening outside of marriage, including “hooking up” casually.
But no, it’s just a Catholic lunacy to be concerned about the affect of a contraceptive attitude on human sexuality. /s
It places both moral choices and their costs in the hands of individuals.
I've only seen studies that debunk The Pill is an abortifacient claims pushed by some pro life activists.
The Pill also has other medicinal uses like hormone regulation.
The nanny state has already decided you'll foot the bill whether you disagree with contraceptive coverage or not, so why not take that power away from the nanny state and leave it to individuals to take personal responsibility?
"Emergency contraceptives" are NOT abortion pills.
You're confusing RU-486, incontrovertibly an abortifacient, with high dose of the usual contraceptive pills to prevent ovulation in patients who may need care after a rape.
Dependable studies show there is no lower rate of pregnancy after conception has occurred; there was no difference at all with or without Emergency contraception.
Implantation is not prevented so there's no abortifacient effect; that was a theory that lacks evidence of representing reality yet is still pushed by some pro life types eager to oversell their position.
Exactly. My personal doctor WILL NOT prescribe birth control for me because I’m a smoker. Now, I can find another doctor who deosn’t care about my risk of stroke, but the point is that BC pills are not harmless candy.
Jindal for president... Woo, Wooo.
Next thing you know women will be running around buying up cases and cases of Today Sponges...
Gee, I never thought of my marriage which separated procreation from sex from the get-go as contributing to "every single social pathology that plagues us." Interesting.
You see, I started out the marriage with a vasectomy, which certainly totally separated sex from procreation. And, you know, I am wondering what social pathology I contributed to. Please explain...it's beyond my understanding.
That appears to be exactly right.
“it’s beyond my understanding” was a kind expression to denote that Houghton’s broad and preposterous generality makes no damn sense at all. I knew what he was getting at and I don’t like it.
I agree. Although I don’t really have a problem with them being treated like anti-biotics.
All of that might be true with regard to societal breakdown, but do you really think that it is the state’s job to fix and regulate people’s lives to correct it? If so, how does that make you a conservative, and how are you different from Michelle Obama telling us what to eat?
This will make it very difficult for Jindal to get any traction in the 2016 GOP primary. Unless, of course he is trying to be the establishment choice in case neither Jeb nor fatboy run.
Another possibility is to allowed the manufacturers to set the rules of their sale. They could stipulate that the sale is contiguent upon prescription by a doctor. You know, the freedom of owners to control their property. Works for me.
Weird how many alleged conservatives on FR become statists when it suits them.
Maybe you should only be able to buy guns with a doctor’s permission, too, huh?
I’m more than disappointed in him. I’m disgusted.