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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    Isn't Plan B, as well? Thought I read that it was offered OTC.

    Yes, for a single use. That's not really drug therapy, since it involves no long-term usage of hormones. I can understand that exception. Are you aware of any other such exceptions? I'm not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    FREE, FREE, FREE... Yes, we have liberals around...

    It's an investment.

    Capitalism is all about investment ... or it used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Yes, for a single use. That's not really drug therapy, since it involves no long-term usage of hormones. I can understand that exception. Are you aware of any other such exceptions? I'm not.
    No, I'm not. So, then the question becomes whether, given the benefits of BCP's, might it be worth allowing them to go OTC? I understand other countries have done so, but haven't read up on the pros/cons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    No, I'm not. So, then the question becomes whether, given the benefits of BCP's, might it be worth allowing them to go OTC? I understand other countries have done so, but haven't read up on the pros/cons.

    I'm probably somewhat biased on this issue, having seen BC pills almost kill my wife. She tried several different pills with varying combinations of hormones before finally conceding that she simply couldn't tolerate any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I'm probably somewhat biased on this issue, having seen BC pills almost kill my wife. She tried several different pills with varying combinations of hormones before finally conceding that she simply couldn't tolerate any of them.
    Absolutely understand. And I think it's fair to question whether the potential risks outweigh the potential benefits. Thankfully, I never had problems like that. Then again, I had DCIS which was hormone receptive, so it's possible I had a different sort of problem compliments of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    It's an investment.

    Capitalism is all about investment ... or it used to be.
    Birth control is already covered in the ACA. So everyone should have access to it without having to use the power of the IRS to seize more money from those that earn it. And since it is required by law that everyone have insurance, this shouldn't even be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGunner View Post
    And the hits against the family just keep on coming... Next up? Public boarding schools... Can't have those pesky parents deciding how to educate junior...
    And preventing unwanted pregnancies....I don't know any parent who wants a teen to be pregnant

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    That is great until the first woman that has a stroke, or heart attack that is a side effect of some of these products.

    Birth Control Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke - ABC News
    So,is aspirin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    That's a huge issue. A lot of parents (even ones ok with BC) don't want their own to use it or want them to wait. Few parents are as open minded as they think when their 15 year old daughter tells them she is going to be sexually active. This at least helps that. Also, another thing for any woman since the Hobby Lobby case, it allows them to get BC without their employer knowing and since there are many other employers now wanting the same right as Hobby Lobby it also avoids that debacle.
    Hate to nitpick, but the Hobby Lobby case didn't involve BC pills. (Though I note your point in the other thread regarding Catholic providers and limited access under the ACA, and agree, that needs to be addressed.)

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    Sounds like the motivation for sponsoring the bill were tight competitive races against Democratic opponents.

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