prostitute food.jpgI’ve written before (here and here) about the Democrats’ attempt to reinstate taxpayer subsidies of college and Planned Parenthood birth control pills in the War Supplemental Appropriations bill.
Recall PP CEO Cecile Richards famously lamented that without this subsidy’s restoration, college women would have to choose between sex and food, i.e., buy birth control pills or eat.
Well, I guess now we’ll see what their priority is. And maybe they’ll get their free-sex partners to kick in a little to support the habit. Or would that make them feel too much like prostitutes?
From Medical News Today, June 23…

The House on Thursday approved a supplemental war funding package… [that] does not include [i.e., stripped] a provision – included in an earlier Senate version of the war supplemental bill… that allows pharmaceutical companies to sell deeply discounted birth control products to college health centers and certain family planning clinics without impacting the Medicaid drug rebate program.
According to House Appropriations Committee Chair David Obey (D-WI), President Bush likely would have vetoed the package if it included the birth control pricing provision…. The dropped provision was modeled after legislation (S 2347) introduced by Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) in November 2007.
The bill now goes back to the Senate, which “is expected to concur with the House amendments, effectively clearing the bill for President Bush’s signature,” according to CQ Today.

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