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Free birth control? New law may allow it | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 21 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 1, 2010, titled Free birth control? New law may allow it | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Fifty years after the pill, another birth-control revolution might be on the horizon: free contraception for women in the U.S., thanks to the new health-care law.

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Tim T

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 1, 2010
"The shift we need to see in the United States is a shift away from methods like the pill and condoms to the most effective methods, like implants and IUDs," said Dr. Jeffrey Peipert, a principal investigator on the study. " How did this guy get a license to practice. So people should shift away from condoms so they can pass along veneral diseases and HIV! How about using the pill and condoms.
Perspicacity

Columbus, OH

#2 Nov 1, 2010
Sounds like a good idea. Poor people who can't afford to be having more kids, probably can't afford the pills, either.
Common sense

Prospect, OH

#3 Nov 1, 2010
If birth control was free, wouldn't there be less abortions? I don't understand the opposing sides' argument.
SomeoneWhoKnowsB etter

Canal Winchester, OH

#4 Nov 1, 2010
Tim T wrote:
"The shift we need to see in the United States is a shift away from methods like the pill and condoms to the most effective methods, like implants and IUDs," said Dr. Jeffrey Peipert, a principal investigator on the study. " How did this guy get a license to practice. So people should shift away from condoms so they can pass along veneral diseases and HIV! How about using the pill and condoms.
He's talking about contraceptive use, not prophylactic use. There's a difference.
Justa thought

Beverly, OH

#5 Nov 1, 2010
Too bad we didn't give Obama's Mama free birth control.
nah

United States

#6 Nov 1, 2010
Perspicacity wrote:
Sounds like a good idea. Poor people who can't afford to be having more kids, probably can't afford the pills, either.
Babies = Medicaid + WIC + HUD + HEAP + food stamps + easy livin'. It's a lifestyle
Mickey

United States

#7 Nov 1, 2010
Under ObamaCare, the government continues to try to get into our pants. And about the panel of experts advising the regulators about what should and should not be included in insurance, this is exactly what was referred to about the "death panel" that would arise out of ObamaCare. There will be a panel of supposed experts deciding who should get what, whether it is birth control or life saving drugs for the terminally ill. This process works in Communist China, so I guess that our Communist president believes that it will work in the Obama-communist United States under this leadership.
bob

Kennesaw, GA

#8 Nov 1, 2010
Common sense wrote:
If birth control was free, wouldn't there be less abortions? I don't understand the opposing sides' argument.
For one, our society is in shambles because many young women want to get knocked up, they won't take the free pill. Secondly, what does free mean ? Do these pills just show up on a counter ready to be given away or do these products still cost money to produce ? I think even libs know the answer to that so tell us how things that cost money to produce are free. The story should be, how many taxpayers will get stuck with the bill to give non taxpayers free stuff. Just like Obo's medicare head says, you can't have good healthcare without more redistribution of wealth.
the way it is

United States

#9 Nov 1, 2010
We pay for their birth control.
We pay for their abortions.
We pay for their healthcare.
We pay for their housing.
We pay for their utilities.
We pay for their food.
We pay for their cellphones.

Did I miss anything?

Since: Aug 10

Dublin, OH

#10 Nov 1, 2010
Of course it's "Free".

Next thing you know the health care bill will give away "free" cars, because to get prevenative medical treatments you need a way to get there. May as well include "free" housing too.

I suppose in 6-8 years we'll all relly know what's inside that bill that no one bothered to read.
the real truth

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 1, 2010
stop censoring me!
YouHelpFixIt

Scottsdale, AZ

#12 Nov 1, 2010
the way it is wrote:
We pay for their birth control.
We pay for their abortions.
We pay for their healthcare.
We pay for their housing.
We pay for their utilities.
We pay for their food.
We pay for their cellphones.
Did I miss anything?
Education, unemployment, diability, EITC (earned income tax credit), public transportataion....
BuckeyeRon

Hilliard, OH

#13 Nov 1, 2010
nah wrote:
<quoted text>Babies = Medicaid + WIC + HUD + HEAP + food stamps + easy livin'. It's a lifestyle
Tell you what: Try living for six month on these benefits and find out what "easy livin'" is really like. I suspect you won't like it much.
whatever

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 1, 2010
the way it is wrote:
We pay for their birth control.
We pay for their abortions.
We pay for their healthcare.
We pay for their housing.
We pay for their utilities.
We pay for their food.
We pay for their cellphones.
Did I miss anything?
Daycare, transportation, private school education, school supplies, clothing, OTC medications, gasoline, etc.

Basically just about everything. But the help rarely goes to the people who are trying and need a hand up.
well

United States

#15 Nov 1, 2010
the way it is wrote:
We pay for their birth control.
We pay for their abortions.
We pay for their healthcare.
We pay for their housing.
We pay for their utilities.
We pay for their food.
We pay for their cellphones.
Did I miss anything?
They pay for their own Nike Lebron's.
whatever

Columbus, OH

#16 Nov 1, 2010
Tim T wrote:
"The shift we need to see in the United States is a shift away from methods like the pill and condoms to the most effective methods, like implants and IUDs," said Dr. Jeffrey Peipert, a principal investigator on the study. " How did this guy get a license to practice. So people should shift away from condoms so they can pass along veneral diseases and HIV! How about using the pill and condoms.
In a monogamous relationship these types of contraceptives have a higher efficacy rate against pregnancy.(the pill generally has to be taken at the same time everyday or the efficacy rate falls dramatically, antibiotics can make the pill ineffective, the condom can tear, etc.) Also, the pill for some have horrible and potentially deadly side effects - DVT, stroke, etc.

If you are not in a monogamous relationship, have the man continue to use a condom to prevent the spread of disease in addition to an IUD. Under the new law, preventative care is "free" so get checked every three months as the medical profession advises for STDs.
Naptime

Dublin, OH

#17 Nov 1, 2010
I think you should prove you can afford a baby before you can have one. Fill out all the credit applications , if you are approved, you may have a baby. If not, get a job. For goodness sakes, it's harder to get a dog than to have a baby. Check out the humane society.
Keep legs closed

Roy, WA

#18 Nov 1, 2010
Stop over population..it leads to cheap labor for

big business & lower quality of life for all.

Look around...too many people chasing to few jobs

& resources..our planet cannot support this many

forever.

Put a rubber on it...support birth control.

One-hung-low Louie
CountryGirl

United States

#19 Nov 1, 2010
BuckeyeRon wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell you what: Try living for six month on these benefits and find out what "easy livin'" is really like. I suspect you won't like it much.
That's why I have a job.
common sense

Columbus, OH

#20 Nov 1, 2010
PSL_Holder wrote:
Of course it's "Free".
Next thing you know the health care bill will give away "free" cars, because to get prevenative medical treatments you need a way to get there. May as well include "free" housing too.
I suppose in 6-8 years we'll all relly know what's inside that bill that no one bothered to read.
Wow the truth is really frightening.

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