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Fluke spends nearly $2K to run for Congress, yet couldn't afford contraception

Sandra Fluke.
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"Having sex 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years..."

The woman who testified before a House of Representatives Democratic Committee in early 2012 that the personal cost of birth control should be subsidized by the taxpayers, has managed to come up with almost $2,000 for the filing fee for her probable run for the US Congress this year, as reported by both the National Journal and The Daily Mail of London, England on Feb. 4, 2014.

With the announcement of the retirement of the 40-year-long representative from the Beverly Hills, California area, Henry Waxman, Fluke has reportedly dropped the $1,740 filing fee for her to make a run for the soon to be vacated Congressional seat.

If Fluke should win the Democratic nomination for Waxman's hard-left leaning district, it has been estimated her campaign run could easily cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Background information...

Becoming the darling of the political left, Fluke testified in Feb. of 2012 before the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee complaining of her belief that the cost of contraceptives for personal use to be both overbearing and prohibitive,

At the time a third-year law student at Georgetown University as well as the former president of the Students for Reproductive Justice group at GU, National Public Radio (NPR.org) cited on Feb. 23, 2012, Fluke testified to the Nancy Pelosi-chaired Democrat committee:

Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school.

For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that's practically an entire summer's salary.

Not quite done yet, NPR noted that the lack of the American taxpayer paying for birth control and abortion-inducing drugs affects not only those who want the pill to prevent pregnancy.

Fluke cited one personal friend — a lesbian — needed oral contraception [birth control pills] to control ovarian cysts.

However, the right-of-center Cybercast News Service (CNSNews.com) held Fluke's own time and money-spent calculations to conclude the following:

  • At a dollar a condom if she shops at CVS pharmacy’s website, that $3,000 would buy her 3,000 condoms – or, 1,000 a year.
  • 1,000 divided by 365 which equates to having sex 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years.
  • CNSNews.com also referenced that "there are Planned Parenthood clinics in her neighborhood that give condoms away and sell them at a discount, which could help make her sexual zeal more economical."

Since graduating Georgetown Law School, Fluke identifies herself as a "social justice attorney."