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Huckabee: ‘Affordable Birth Control Insults Women By Telling Them They Can’t Control Their Libido’

At a Republican National Committee summit meeting on Jan. 23, Mike Huckabee told the GOP crowd that the Republican Party stood up for true “equality for women” and it was the Democrats, not the Republicans who have made women “victims of their gender,” by forcing them to have the option of low-cost or free birth control.

“I think it’s time for Republicans to no longer accept listening to Democrats talk about a war on women,” he demanded. Then, to illustrate his point, he described the ‘women I know’ all who, coincidentally, agreed with the Republican Party’s philosophy and views.

“Women I know are outraged Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have a government provide them birth control medication,” he said, a reference to the much-contested birth control mandates found in Obamacare.

Based on these unnamed ‘women I know’, Huckabee reasoned during the GOP lunch speech that it was demeaning for the Democratic Party to demand birth control be made available free or low-cost to all women in America.

“The Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription for birth control each month because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system,” he said.

He ended by calling on the women of America to, “stand up and say, enough of that nonsense.”

Amazing, that is not the first time Huckabee has used this line to deride Democrats. During his Sunday broadcast Huckabee told his Fox audience, “For Democrats to reduce women to beggars for cheap government funded birth control is demeaning to the women that I know who are far more complicated than their libido and the management of their reproductive system.”

Despite criticism from women (that Huckabee obviously does not know) as well as Planned Parenthood and others, the GOP has largely stood by Huckabee’s claims, clarifying that the presidential hopeful is actually empowering women in the statement misconstrued by the “liberal media.”

“He’s saying he doesn’t want the government sending a message that women are helpless and need Uncle Sugar buying their birth control pills,” one defender wrote, ”People really need to get the hell over this.”

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