When Huckabee Supported Government-Mandated Birth Control Coverage
If Mike Huckabee ever wants to meet Uncle Sugar, he need only look in the mirror.
Earlier today, Huckabee invented quite the straw man in the not-so-controversial debate over the Obamacare provision requiring health insurers to cover contraception: “If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”
Funny story: in 2005, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee signed a law mandating Arkansas insurance plans provide contraception coverage, including church-affiliated organizations such as hospitals and universities.
Nine years ago, Huckabee thought that the government should ensure that everyone had access to contraception. In fact, as the Los Angeles Times detailed in 2012, all sorts of Republicans were happily embracing contraception coverage mandates in the days of Bush and Clinton.
Then Barack Obama became President.