In a bizarre Fox News segment Thursday night, right-wing talk show host Sean Hannity insisted that providing free birth control pills to women through their insurance is helping to build a “nanny state,” but giving men free pills to give them erections is just addressing a “medical problem.”

Apparently Hannity wasn’t aware than every single day, at least 1,000 women around the world die due to pregnancy, or that the majority of health insurance policies already cover birth control (PDF).

Recent studies have also shown that unintended pregnancies cost U.S. taxpayers over $11 billion a year.

But not being able to get an erection: that’s serious business.

This video is from Fox News, broadcast Thursday, August 5, 2011, as snipped by ThinkProgress.