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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:50 PM

ACLU: Women Don't Care About Contraception?

Haley's disingenuous backpedal was pretty much turning the issue on its head.

Posted by Jennifer Dalven, Reproductive Freedom Project at 12:31pm

On ABC's The View, the governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, said that women don't care about contraception. News to me. Here, all along I thought, women (and men) care very much about contraception. I thought American women and families cared very much about being able to decide whether and when to have a child. Shows what I know.

When pressed, the governor tried to backpedal, saying that maybe women cared about birth control, but we don't need government making that decision for us. I am sorry, I missed it. Exactly which government policy is telling women they have to use birth control? Here I thought we were talking about government making sure that women had insurance coverage for birth control and allowing a woman and her partner to decide for themselves about using it. Silly me.

http://www.aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/women-dont-care-about-contraception

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pokerfan Apr 2012 OP
noiretextatique Apr 2012 #1
mainer Apr 2012 #2
SheilaT Apr 2012 #3
pokerfan Apr 2012 #4
HockeyMom Apr 2012 #5
noiretextatique Apr 2012 #6

Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:53 PM

1. yet another privileged patriarchy enabler revelaing her ignorance

about women. these people are disgusting and have no place in public office. editing for gender

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:55 PM

2. And here she's been touted as a possible VP candidate. That's now dead.

Sure wouldn't help her with the female demographic now.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:19 PM

3. She only has two children.

Surely she's a user of birth control.

And, when she said the we don't need the government making that decision for us, hey Nikki, THAT'S EXACTLY THE POINT. Women want to make those decisions for themselves, by themselves, perhaps with some input from a doctor and maybe their partner.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:41 PM

4. Yeah, that's turning the argument upside down

a particularly infuriating tactic of the rw wackos. I guess they don't want the government to come between your private birth control discussions between you and your boss.

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:22 PM

5. What I have always wondered about this

Many male employees cover their wives under their insurance plan. If a male employee is submitting contraceptive coverage for his wife, would he get fired to?

That would be an interesting case for these sexist employers.

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Response to pokerfan (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:52 PM

6. republicon women are like black republicons

and log cabin republicons. they are supporting a party that is openly hostile to their existence. traitors.

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