I’m perplexed….if I think about the issue too long, I’m outraged. I’d like to stay perplexed to keep my heart rate in check.
The ongoing debate is who should pay for birth control. Just to make it clear about how I feel, I’ll be honest, totally blatant, upfront.
I don’t want to pay for your birth control and I don’t want to pay for a child you can’t support. No doubt about it, that is your responsibility…yours and not mine or any other taxpayer or non-taxpayer. Honest.
The entire issue really is about the increasing problem with people who think they are entitled to ‘something-everything’. And the spokeswoman, Sandra Fluk, who has so many people rattled about the issue is about the worst case scenario for the argument. She believes I/you should pay for her birthcontrol. How ridiculous! She goes to a very pricey law school, she has parents who are not on the poverty list, she will soon have the opportunity to make more than six figures per year. (100K…nice money.) Like many people in college, she could even work while she’s in law school. And she could do what many people do when pregnancy is a risk factor…Don’t indulge in Risky Behavior!! Rich, middle income, poor—don’t indulge in Risky Behavior!
If we cave on this entitlement mind-set, give in to the demands of those who are irresponsible, what will come next? Should everyone have $300 Nikes, a designer wardrobe, a luxury apartment? Or how about cosmetic surgery, a nurtrition counselor who also serves as a personal cook, a luxury car? Why not? This gal, who’s begging for birth control pills, is also not paying for her pricey law school tuition. Scholarship or public assistance? Guess what, it comes out of taxpayers’ pockets. Yours and mine.
Bottom line…one thing leads to another. At some point, taxpayers will run out of money. And if they decide to quit working, too? There will be so many irresponsible people on the planet who are entitled to everything, everyone will have nothing.
Birth Control? It is an individual’s responsibility. Female, males….yours, mine. And if birth control fails, it is not my responsibility to care for your child. Yes, you may have to drop out of a pricey law school or say good-bye to your run-of-the-mill college or high school friends, whatever. That’s a risk you choose to take!
And if you don’t assume basic responsibilities and fall short of your goals….well, guess it means we all are NOT going to net the same advantages or opportunities in life. That’s one of the perks of being responsible, working hard, sacrificing for your own personal goals. A most wonderful aspect of life!
Perplexed yes…why would a thinking, functioning individual be so irresponsible. Expect someone else to pay for their birth control so they can be sexually active.
If you disagree, send Sandra $3000 for her birth control pills. Bless You! For the rest of you who want to buy birth control for just the ‘ordinary’ gal or guy, or yourself, you can get a variety of b.c. aides at your local chain drugstore for just a few dollars.
No go do the smart thing!!