The Not-So-Bitter Pill

By Charles C. W. Cooke

Sandra Fluke’s contraception-cost numbers don’t add up.

If the activist Fluke’s numbers were not totally made up to make a political point (and they may well have been), then we need to remember that contraception is only one purpose of contraceptives for the promiscuous. The other is to avoid picking up an STI. So Fluke (or whoever) may well need to pay $1,000 a year for “contraception,” even though the Pill only costs $9 a month at Wal-mart or Target. Let’s assume that’s the case and that Fluke wasn’t lying about her contraceptive costs. Do you really want to be forced to underwrite such an “active” lifestyle?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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