Mike Huckabee says Democrats make women feel helpless to control their libido by offering government-sponsored birth control.
The onetime presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor told the Republican National Committee during a speech Thursday that they can’t allow liberals to frame the debate any longer.
“I think it’s time Republicans no longer accept listening to the Democrats talk about a 'war on women,'" Huckabee said. “Because the fact is, the Republicans don’t have a war on women. They have a war for women.”
He said Democrats convinced women they were victims, but Republicans wanted to empower them.
“Women I know are outraged that Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless or hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have a government provide for them birth control medication,” Huckabee said. “Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything anyone else can do.”
Huckabee made similar remarks Sunday during his Fox News program.
He said the Republican Party, which kicked off its annual winter conference by sending participants to the March for Life, stands for the equality of women.
“If Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government, then so be it,” Huckabee said.
Watch this video of Huckabee's remarks posted online by RWW Blog: