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January 24, 2014


The Contraception Trap Catches Another Republican

First Read comments on Mike Huckabee's strange statement on women and contraception:

"Yes, he was referring to Democrats. And yes, the quote -- taken as a whole -- doesn't make a lot of sense. But if Republicans should have learned anything from the 2012 election cycle, it should be that GOP politicians, especially male ones, should tread very carefully when talking about birth control and women's rights. Indeed, here is the recommendation from the RNC's post-election autopsy last year: 'When it comes to social issues, the party must in fact and deed be inclusive and welcoming. If we are not, we will limit our ability to attract young people and others, including many women, who agree with us on some but not all issues.' And yet, the same RNC invited Huckabee to talk about this issue..."














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