Ah so nice to see so many lies packed into a campaign ecard. First off it is not the misnamed “Affordable Care Act” that pays for birth control but the HHS Mandate as currently codified. The HHS used Obamacare as an excuse to ram this down.
The $18,000 figure also seems rather extravagant implying $1500 a month while at school. The figure actually comes from Planned Parenthood (no surprise there) for lifetime costs of hormonal birth control which they estimate as running from $5,400 TO $18,000. So this e-card would then imply that parents are suppose to pay for a lifetime of contraceptive use if the taxpayers don’t – really? What about food costs since that seems a bit more fundamental? Though considering Food Stamps use is rising maybe that is where we are heading.
This ad is also descriptive of the entitlement philosophy. Someone makes the decision to contracept and the responsibility for paying for it is somebody other than the person contracepting.
As if this ecard wasn’t creepy enough.
So much for human dignity, lets reduce people to their genitals because surely nothing could go wrong with that idea.
Via “Creative Minority Report“
Funny how sex is all but mandatory, but honest commitment is a threat.
What’s really hilarious is that at $1500/month, birth control would actually cost more than raising a child.
(That estimate is completely inaccurate. Condoms cost maybe $20 a month for an individual who is *very* sexually active. I say that we start throwing them at people who complain about affordable birth control with some derogatory and dismissive comment…)
I think that $18,000 figure includes dinner, movie, and the new car in which to utilize said contraceptives.