Nikki Haley: Women Don’t Care About Contraception

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, doing a tour for her new book, popped up on “The View” this week, where she declared the media is the one who cares about contraception, not women.

The polls, however, beg to differ.

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  • crowepps

    “But that’s not the only thing they care about,” Haley replied, slightly revising her earlier assertion. “The media wants to talk about contraception. … While we care about contraception, let’s be clear. All we’re saying is we don’t want government to mandate when we have to have it and when we don’t. We want to be able to make that decision.”

    What does she think laws restricting contraception and excluding contraception from health insurance and elevating other people’s ‘conscience’ above the women’s decision are about except government mandating when women DON’T get to have birth control?  If her idea is that birth control should be ‘private’ and not regulated by the government, then there’s a long list of laws that make birth control harder for women to access she can start working on repealing, starting with requiring a prescription at all.

    If she is asserting “we don’t want government to mandate when” INSURANCE COMPANIES have to cover it, then I sure would like to know how she and the insurance companies ended up as “we” because the average woman in this country is NOT part of that “we” at all.  Or is the “we” she is referring to herself and the Pope?