Wednesday, February 27, 2008

McCain and Choice

The Democratic primary race isn't over, but it's not too early to start going on the offense against John McCain. This article sums up McCain's dismal (I editorialize) record when it comes to reproductive rights and sex positivity. It's really important for us to beat this guy.

McCain's voting record, which NARAL Pro-Choice America scrupulously tracks, is telling. He has consistently voted against the right to a legal abortion and he has also consistently voted against contraception. McCain voted to end the Title X family planning program which is the only way millions of Americans have been able to plan their family. Title X has also been heralded as having prevented more than nine million abortions in the last two decades. Without Title X, the number of teenage pregnancies would have been 20 percent higher, too. McCain voted against legislation that would have required insurance coverage of prescription birth control and would also have provided more women with prenatal health care.

(via Feministing)

1 comment:

D said...

Yeah, the last thing we need is four more years of this kind of shit.