Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33

Thread: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

  1. #1
    Sage
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    East Coast - USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:45 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    15,543

    Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican and a potential 2016 presidential candidate, has a solution for the GOP's birth control problem: Make it over the counter.

    "The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists announced its support last month for selling oral contraceptives over the counter without a prescription in the United States," Jindal writes in Friday's Wall Street Journal opinion section. "I agree with this opinion, which if embraced by the federal government would take contraception out of the political arena." Jindal also writes that prescription birth control drives up costs with unnecessary doctors' visits.
    Is it possible some conservatives are finally starting to get with the program?

    I guess we'll see.

  2. #2
    Finite and Precious
    Jredbaron96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    With you.
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 07:24 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    7,874
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post

    Is it possible some conservatives are finally starting to get with the program?

    I guess we'll see.
    Hopefully.
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
    -FDR

  3. #3
    Guru

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    11-24-13 @ 11:44 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    3,001

    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    I guess Jindal is not going after the Santorum voters.

  4. #4
    Advisor
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    no longer posting
    Last Seen
    01-10-13 @ 02:56 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    453

    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    I guess Jindal is not going after the Santorum voters.
    And that's a very good move on his part.

  5. #5
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:12 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,090

    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter | The Ticket - Yahoo! News



    Is it possible some conservatives are finally starting to get with the program?

    I guess we'll see.
    Ohh someone is trying to change his image... not gonna work by a mile unless he says he believes in evolution...
    PeteEU

  6. #6
    Sage
    Dragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    East Coast - USA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:45 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    15,543

    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Ohh someone is trying to change his image... not gonna work by a mile unless he says he believes in evolution...

    I'm okay with baby steps in the right direction....at least it's a start.

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    The darkside of the moon
    Last Seen
    05-24-14 @ 05:56 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    4,905
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Though I am glad for his openness on this issue that is actually not a great idea. Women on birth control should get regular blood tests to watch for things like potassium increases which come from certain forms of birth control. There are legitimate reasons for doctors to see you while you are taking hormones, which is essentially what birth control is. However, things like the morning after pill may be different and might be able to be done OTC.

    Bobby better watch out with all that talk. he might end up under the republican bus.

  8. #8
    Discount Philosopher
    specklebang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Last Seen
    06-05-14 @ 08:26 PM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    11,524

    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Birth control is the best defense against abortion.

  9. #9
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:12 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,090

    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I'm okay with baby steps in the right direction....at least it's a start.
    Sorry on fundamental issues like this... changing your mind is not an option as a politician.. look at Romney and his flipflopping.
    PeteEU

  10. #10
    Global Moderator
    Truth will set you free
    digsbe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Metro Washington DC
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:03 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    18,983

    Re: Bobby Jindal: Birth control should be over the counter

    I don't think hormone birth control pills should be completely OTC since they are hormones, but I do think that they should be available in a pharmacy where the pharmacist can prescribe and dispense it for someone similarly to how Plan B works.
    When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
    Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •