The War on Women... that wasn't
Hmm... only 36%... imagine that... and 53% of women favor allowing religious affiliated organizations to be exempt. They must be self hating women or something... right liberals?
...According to a recent CBS/New York Times [NYT] poll, Americans reject (51 percent to 40 percent) the notion that government should be able to force any employer to cover birth control if that employer has moral objections to doing so.
When it comes to religiously-affiliated institutions, that 11-point margin increases to a staggering 21 percent. Some 57 percent of Americans (and 53 percent of women!) favor allowing such institutions to opt out of the government’s contraception mandate; only 36 percent do not.
I have seen a wide range, the $10 figure above is for generic birth control pills... yet I have seen as high as $90 a month listed in articles for brand name pills. Curious... why would anyone pay for a brand name??
But what of the argument articulated by Sandra Fluke that the cost of birth control is crippling even to 30-year-old law students?
Women who use birth control know full well that contraception is inexpensive and easily accessible. (About $10 for a month’s supply of birth control pills at Walmart — probably a fraction of the what Fluke spends each month at Starbucks. But perhaps Fluke would like someone else to pay for her lattes too!)
Quote from Cypress:
"Scientists don't use "averages". Maybe armchair supertools on message boards ascribe some meaning to "averages" between two random data points. And maybe clueless amatuers "draw a straight line" through two random end data points to define a "trend". Experts don't.
They use mean annual and five year means in trend analysis. Don't tell me I have to explain the difference to you. "