Conservative radio host Sean Hannity on Monday proposed that women create an “adopt-a-woman” program to provide birth control to those who cannot afford it, while discussing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s (R) comments last week that the government should not help women who can’t control “their libido or their reproductive system.”
“Why should Americans be paying the nine dollars a month for birth control pills that you can get at Walmart?” Hannity asked a female caller on his radio show. “Why should especially Catholics, and people of faith, and Christians and people of other faiths that this is against their religious teachings, and condoms are relatively inexpensive.”
Hannity asked why people like Huckabee were accused of “waging a war on women” when discussing birth control.
“Why are people accused of waging a war on women in they don’t want to pay for their birth control, which is inexpensive?” he asked.
When the caller argued that many women cannot afford birth control, Hannity proposed a new way to provide birth control for women in need.
“Why don’t women like yourself, then, maybe have an adopt-a-woman birth control program?” he asked, proposing a privatized system to provide coverage for birth control.