Huckabee speaks out on birth control, GOP unity

Posted: January 24, 2014 at 5:21 a.m.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, left, sits next to Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus, right, before Huckabee spoke at the Republican National Committee winter meeting in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told fellow Republicans on Thursday that rival Democrats were trying to win over women voters by promising them free birth control and telling them “they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government.” Huckabee made the comment as he was making a pitch that the GOP needs to broaden its appeal and end its internal divisiveness.

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