Transcript: Mike Huckabee’s comments on women & birth control at the RNC
Partial transcript of remarks by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on women and birth control at the Republican National Convention (RNC) meeting on Jan. 23, 2014:
…I think it’s time Republicans no longer accept listening to the Democrats talk about a war on women because the fact is the Republicans don’t have a war on women. They have a war for women – for them to be empowered, to be something other than victims of their gender.
Women I know are outraged that the Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is for the government provide for them birth control medications.
Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything anyone else can do. Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women.
That’s not a war on them. That’s a war for them.
And if 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 each month for because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it. Let us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be, and women across America need to stand up and say, ‘Enough of that nonsense.’ And I think it’s time we lead that discussion.
- C-Span.org: Video of Mike Huckabee’s speech at the RNC meeting on Jan. 23, 2014
- WhatTheFolly.com: Sandra Fluke draws attention to financial & health burdens women suffer without contraceptive coverage
- WhatTheFolly.com: Transcript: Sandra Fluke testifies on why women should be allowed access to contraception and reproductive health care
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