2008 McCain V. Choice
posted by February 12 at 15:22 PMon
Two rundowns, one targeted, one more detailed, about John McCain’s atrocious record on choice. The first comes from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which released this video yesterday highlighting some of McCain’s statements opposing Roe v. Wade:
The second is more comprehensive (and damning). A few highlights:
He scores a zero from both NARAL and Planned Parenthood, thanks to votes against comprehensive sex education, against over-the-counter access to Plan B, against abortion access for women in the military, and against freeing up money for international family planning efforts… among many other anti-choice statements and votes.
He vocally supported the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding a ban on so-called “partial-birth” abortions, calling it “a victory for those who cherish the sanctity of life and integrity of the judiciary.”
He opposed legislation making it a crime to forcibly prevent someone from entering a clinic that provides reproductive health care services.
He voted to uphold the “global gag rule,” which bars federal assistance to NGOs that so much as provide abortion counseling or lobby to make abortion safer, even when they use completely separate money to do so. The gag rule has drastically increased the number of maternal deaths, deaths from botched abortions, unintended pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, worldwide.
Read the whole litany here.