Democrats smart to push 'war on women' theme?
Gov. Nikki Haley responds
- Duration 6:31
- Date Sep 4, 2012
Gov. Nikki Haley responds
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-- a lot of the high profile women on the speaker's list here in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention.
Suggesting Democrats may be pushing.
More of their theme that there may be a Republican war on women.
Among those invited to speak former Georgetown university law student Sandra Fluke Lilly Ledbetter the namesake of the equal pay bill she is speaking tonight.
And Cecile Richards the president of Planned Parenthood that's mentioned the head of the round pro choice America.
Here to weigh in on all of that South Carolina governor Nikki Haley who spoke last week at the Republican National Convention governor welcome.
They may get -- straight to -- so it doesn't appear that they are getting ready to abandon that argument even though the pollsters tell us it's not.
Necessarily resonating with women -- the owe the Democrats seem to feel differently and they're gonna put out this group of women -- who will say.
Don't believe in protecting women's reproductive rights in particular that -- center fluke -- for whom.
Government -- a payment of error the she must birth control to be free and -- -- got that the pro choice advocates who will say that Republicans don't want women have decisions about their own bodies.
It's so insulting the entire.
Conversation that women are one issue voters is so insulting the consensus not the case we all know someone that's lost -- job we've all felt our wallets get tighter.
We all of -- the debt that our children are gonna have to pay.
Rise we've watched the fact that unemployment higher national -- higher median incomes lower gas prices have doubled.
Women care about a lot of issues not just one issue type people I know pro choice women.
-- -- in the Republican Party I -- pro life women that are in the Democratic Party if this is all the Democrats have gotten in trouble -- They're likely to talk about the Republican Party platform.
Here the Democratic Party platform.
Does not condemn partial birth abortion I mean it's it's it's very pro.
Pro choice and some would say pro abortion okay.
But they condemn the Republican Party platform as not explicitly providing for an exception for abortions.
To -- the life of the mother -- cases of rape or incest which -- -- has said he favors those exceptions but the platform doesn't why not.
All of this is a distraction it doesn't matter all of this is a distraction because at the end of the day.
Data is not what we're talking about when it comes to deciding a president what -- -- talking about the fact.
That this is a president that gave himself an incomplete yesterday he basically said.
That he has had an incomplete in the last four -- school in school my children if they get an incomplete they fail.
They just like us that are really regretted it affected edited as a zero at my university which is why -- always wanted to complete the job which president -- wants to -- -- -- -- want to get back on track is that they like he -- me on the glass like.
It is the issue for some people some people care but the social issues and while they care about the economy they also care about reproductive rights and so on and they don't want.
The Republicans if they come in -- office telling women if you've been reads or if you needed abortion deceive your.
Lie you use our platform is you can't have one.
You don't mean -- in South Carolina we've done it on our own we have -- -- -- -- that.
I think everything is sights set on -- -- and that's when you get involved at the local level should that be a platform issue the Republicans made a platform issue because -- they knew the Democrats are gonna make the platform issue for me.
I am pro life I'm gonna think what I want to thank I'm not gonna decide -- president on it.
You know because those -- the issues that we have right now right now.
It's jobs in the economy I think there -- good you we are never gonna get a 100% of what we want.
Whether it's at work weathered some family whether it's in anything we do but what we are gonna try do is get the most of what we can possibly get what we can say right now as we deserve better.
What I ask you about that the contraception.
Contraception issue because that's got a lot of push back from religious groups saying he can't force us to provide birth control for our employees it if it goes against her religious tenants and -- filed lawsuits about this.
The -- the spokesperson for this issue for some reason has become this George former Georgetown law student her name is Sandra Fluke.
And she made comments about how.
How upset she was that students at Georgetown law.
Would have to spend up to 3000 dollars a year on their own birth control she really felt that the insurance companies had an obligation to -- that for them.
She's doubling down of that message here in Charlotte take a listen what she said -- what she's likely to say when she speaks tomorrow night.
It's twenty well we're still having that debate that we thought were one before I was even born.
Debate about access to contraception.
And whether a woman have the right to make her own health care decisions.
And we must remember that we have a candidate.
Who understands the importance of women getting access to the care they need when.
And they needed this.
Getting access to contraception.
What did it and -- totally change the conversation this is saying that groups that don't want to cover.
Abortions or contraception is don't have to that's an American freedom and you have the right to say that.
She's turning this into an access issue it's not an access issue it is saying that if there's a religious organization that doesn't want to offer that their health care.
They shouldn't have to why should she forced them to do that she's having total different conversation -- needs to be happy that this -- -- even though it is sort of on the back burner in terms of you know when you look at the polls is clearly is not in 12 or three name and they're -- for folks -- -- -- jobs in the economy in the debt.
But you think that this is an issue that could this potentially cost Democrats we've seen.
In particular in Ohio the polls even out now between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
And many people believe that the Catholic vote in Ohio -- -- responding to this argument the way the Obama team.
I think what's gonna happen -- you're gonna see women in every state.
Look at the entire issue and I think Democrats are gonna see this come back to bite you can tell a woman all day long Republicans hate you.
But you could say it twenty times and they're still not gonna belief here.
You have to prove that they're gonna look at results are gonna look at their life they're gonna look at what they want what they know is the access is there.
Pro life and and pro choice that's something that women go through -- experience different things and they come -- with their views on their -- I -- to be pro life not because Republicans told me to be.
But because my husband was adopted.
And I had trouble having both of my children those -- the experiences that make -- pro life but to make this a political issue and the only political issue that Democrats think they have to.
Say to women.
He's just insulting it's insulting to women and I don't think women are gonna buy it and I think we're gonna see those numbers change got to really thank you so much for being here is much his idea -- thanks.