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Opinion: Huckabee’s ‘libido’ comment chilling

cnn.com

Former Arkansas Governor and presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee sparked outrage across the country this week for his offensive remarks about women and birth control. But the real problem isn’t what he says — it’s what he and too many other politicians believe, and it’s the policies they would advance if they have the chance.
In a speech to the Republican National Committee, Huckabee said that it was wrong to give women access to no-co-pay birth control under the Affordable Care Act — that by doing so, women were being told “they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government.” Of the thousands of types of medical care covered by insurance companies — somehow he and a lot of other politicians have focused like a laser on birth control — on taking coverage away from women.

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