Speaking on "The View," Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) told American women what their priorities are not. "Women don't care about contraception," she stated. Since they care about economic and family issues, according to Haley, they can't possibly care about birth control. When Joy Behar pointed out that women also care about contraception, Haley contradicted herself and said that's not the only thing they care about. The main issue, according to Haley, is "...we don't want government to mandate when we have to have it or when we don't." In her distorted view, the requirement that insurance companies provide contraception is equivalent to forcing it on women. Actually, it is Haley's Republican Party that is attempting to mandate that women have unnecessary ultrasounds before abortions and not have birth control coverage. Watch:
HALEY: Women don’t care about contraception, they care about jobs and the economy and raising their families and all those other things–
BEHAR: Well, they care about contraception too.
HALEY: But, that’s not the only thing they care about. The media wants to talk about contraception.
BEHAR: But when someone like Rick Santorum says he’s going to take it away, we care. [Applause]
HALEY: Well, 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 or when we don’t. We want to be able to make that decision. We don't want government to make that decision for us.