First, if Huckabee had a baby oven in him he would never have said such a stupid thing.
Second, these Republican men who say such things seem to me to have no real knowledge of how a woman’s body works.
Thirdly, every woman needs to imagine what life was like before contraception in the U.S. Every time you had sex with your husband or partner was a roll of the dice. Having been through two difficult pregnancies, this would be a terror. If you look up what this is like for women in other countries with no access to birth control, it is a terror.
a. Mike Huckabee must think women are idiots, or is appealing to men who think women are idiots.
b. This misogynist undertone - wishing women back into the days when we had much less control over our reproductive systems. Is this a wish we would go back to the barefoot and pregnant days, before the feminist movement, before we could vote or own property and all of these rights we have fought for in the last century? This must be an attempt to appeal at that kind of man that also wishes women out of the workplace, doesn’t believe sexual harassment is a real issue, and believes that women should follow and be ‘obedient’ to their husbands.
c. i don’t hear them arguing against viagra. So, are they are envisioning a world in which men can take a prescribed boner pill and women should have to pay out of pocket to keep themselves from getting pregnant? Terror.
No. Just no. Women are never going to allow this to happen again. No way. It is basic women’s health and definitely should be covered. What puzzles me is that these men have wives. What are these wives thinking? What do they have to say on the issue? Have they given up their voice in subservience, or are they ignorant as well?
But, actually, since I am a pro-female, progressive thinking type that believes strongly in gender equality in every way… idiots like this will just help sink themselves in the mid terms this year. So, actually… talk away… Half of this country are women. Let’s see what they have to say about it when they vote. (which 100 years ago, we couldn’t do)