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South Carolina Republican Governor: “Women Don’t Care About Contraception”

This is no April Fools Day joke. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a possible VP choice for Mitt Romney, actually said that women do not care about contraception. No wonder women are leaving the Republican party in record numbers:

Walters questioned why Haley, who had faced racism herself, wouldn’t try to get it taken down? Haley noted that there was a bitter debate over the placement of the flag and that it’s not on the grounds with an African American monument nearby for history’s sake, but that moment was quickly supplanted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s next question. She wanted to know about Haley’s stance on women’s rights, which are often assumed to be the purview of Democrats rather than Republicans.

“Women don’t care about contraception,” Haley said, “they care about jobs and their families…” She was cut off by Joy Behar, who bristled along with the rest of the panel and noted that women should care about contraception. “The media cares about contraception,” Haley tried again, and then concluded that while women might care about contraception, they just want to be able to make those decisions themselves, without government involvement. Interesting position for a female Republican governor! You can see the clip here via ABC:

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