Still, I don't really care one way or the other, if every woman in this country rejects my method. What you all do in your bedrooms, showers, kitchens, car back seats, or wherever -- that's none of my business, as long as you don't require that I fund it for you. And, in my financial condition, it will remain none of my business for a long time to come (so to speak).
However, if you want my support for a genuine health issue all women from adolescence onward until childbearing years are past, I've got one for you. Feminine hygiene products could use a subsidy, if anything can. Have you seen the price of the stuff in the embarrassing-to-guys aisle? At the very cheapest, you're looking at ten bucks a month for the average woman, and, for those of us who have, erm, uh, ahem... issues.... well, suffice it to say, for thirty years, I was forking over an amount which would stagger the imagination of Sandra Fluke's supporters.
This is not to say that I think every taxpayer should pay extra so that I will have the pleasure of not going out and collecting cattails or rabbit fluff or some other filler that the pioneer women used. I think I can work this one out for myself. What I am saying is, it seems to me that the Democrats have put the cart before the horse. You usually have to be of childbearing years -- and, either sexually active or planning to become active -- before you need birth control (if you need hormones for some other reason, that's not birth control, any more, but medical treatment of a condition, which will still normally be covered by most health care packages). Meanwhile, no matter what method a woman uses to prevent pregnancy, as long as she's successful at that, she's going to need -- and I do mean need -- these other products, if she's going to function as a free, productive working woman. If the Democrats were truly interested in having taxpayers fund women's needs, shouldn't they have gone there, first?
I guess the issue isn't really rational thought, it isn't really about women's needs, but about killing First Amendment rights.