Tuesday, January 28, 2014
On January 25, 2014 Mr. Huckabee had this to say about oral contraceptives aka "the pill" being covered by most insurers under the new federal health law.
And I quote:
"Women I know are outraged that the Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have the government provide for them birth control medication,” he added. Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That’s not a war on them, it’s a war for them.”
Dear Mr. Huckabee,
Until men are no longer able to impregnate a women and their libido drops to the same level as a woman, the need for birth control will need to exist. And until men take responsibility for the fact that they can cause their sperm to travel to a woman's uterus lining and that sperm can fertilize one of her eggs and create a human life, then birth control of some sort will always be a necessity in a civilized society. Birth control and contraceptive devices are the great equalizer. They prevent women from being helpless and hopeless to the desires of men, in spite of their own.
Oral contraceptives allow women to make the choice about whether they want a man to impregnate them. Women didn't apply for the job of keeping men from better controlling their higher libidos, but it's a job that we have had since humankind and Hawthorne and like the choice of carrying healthy babies for men and themselves, it's not one that we take lightly. If you want to blame anyone for the reason that birth control pills even exist or need to be covered under the new federal health law than I suggest that you blame men. Yes, without men, we wouldn't have to take birth control pills. We'd all be ACLU card-carrying lesbians and it's no suprise most of the gay population are Democrats. Should access to drugs that lower your blood sugar or blood pressure not be covered because of genetics or a love for rich foods? Maybe, but only if I subscribed to your school of thought. Oh, and drop the toilet seat when you're done, sugar balls.
Angela Cavallari Walker-a former Republican