AOC Calls Out Boebert's Hypocrisy After She Claims Having A Kid Is Cheaper Than Birth Control
New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert after the latter claimed having a child is cheaper than birth control.
Boebert made the wild claim dring a House Oversight hearing about drug prices and shared her own experience regarding access to contraception.
"I left a prescription at a pharmacy once. I went to get birth control, and I was there at the counter and went to pay for it, and the price was very, very high. I said, 'Wow, is this a three six-month prescription? 'No, ma'am, this is one month.'"
"And I said, it's cheaper to have a kid. And I left it there, and now I have my third son."
You can hear Boebert's remarks in the video below.
\u201cRep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO): \u201cI left a prescription at a pharmacy once. I went to get birth control \u2026 The price was very, very high ... And I said, 'It\u2019s cheaper to have a kid.' And I left it there, and now I have my third son.\u201d\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684860826
Shortly afterward, Ocasio-Cortez took Boebert to task for her remarks, pointing to Boebert's vote against the Right to Contraception Act in July 2022.
“And then she voted against the right to contraception so she could double this problem and give it to the next person."
You can see Ocasio-Cortez's tweet below.
\u201cAnd then she voted against the right to contraception so she could double this problem and give it to the next person\u201d— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1684863756
Ocasio-Cortez's remarks are also pointed in that Boebert—who had her first child while still in high school—is set to become a grandmother at age 36 after announcing that her 17-year-old son Tyler and his 14-year-old girlfriend are expecting a child in the spring.
Many have joined Ocasio-Cortez in calling out Boebert's remarks.
\u201c@AOC It's amazing ... she just admitted to exercising a right she is trying to take away from everyone else ... looks like she's proud of this point?\u201d— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1684863756
\u201c@therecount It is not cheaper to have a kid \ud83d\udc40\ud83d\ude31 not with this pay in the economy\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684860826
\u201c@therecount Raising a kid to age 18 costs north of $200,000 as a national average, but sure, birth control pills cost more. Another example of Lauren's stellar command of financial issues.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684860826
\u201c@therecount Lauren Boebert, who had her first kid at 18 years old and whose 17 year old son knocked up a 15 year old, and made her a grandmother at the young age of 36.\n\n\u201cIt\u2019s cheaper to have a kid\u2019 then to purchase Birth Control.\n\nShe also doesn\u2019t believe Sex Ed should be taught in Schools.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684860826
\u201c@therecount Was the birth control $300,000 because that\u2019s what you\u2019re gonna spend on a kid from age 0 to 18.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684860826
\u201c@therecount I got free birth control from planned parenthood but Boebert won't support them.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684860826
\u201c@therecount This is an argument for more affordable/subsidized birth control...\n\nNot to have more children.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684860826
In recent weeks, Boebert has been criticized for her hypocritical stance on what the Bible states about premarital sex in regard to her teenage son's girlfriend's pregnancy.
Last month, Boebert recently spoke about her son Tyler’s impending fatherhood during an interview on The Rubin Report, a conservative political talk show. Boebert was asked by host Dave Rubin if Tyler’s girlfriend’s pregnancy "challenged" any of her beliefs as a Christian.
Boebert replied that while there are standards to uphold, she doesn’t plan to "nitpick what the Bible says" about the situation. She stated that having a "heart posture of wanting to serve God" is more important, and she plans to teach her son about "redemption and moving forward."