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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rob McKenna Says He Supports a Woman's Right to Choose, He Just Doesn't Support a Woman's Right to Access Those Choices

Posted by on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Let me talk more plainly about women than Republican Rob McKenna is seemingly capable of (except in masterful parody):

Rob McKenna doesn't give one motherfucking fuck about women's reproductive rights. The weasel.

Sure, he loves his wife and daughters. Sure, he delights in patting the odd menopausal grandma on the head. But when confronted point-blank about his stance on a variety of reproductive issues affecting the womanly 50.1 percent of Washington's population?

McKenna's tactic is to lie or simply shut his yap.

Take last night's debate, where McKenna reiterated again and again that he "supports current laws" when it comes to women's abortion access but won't address how he'd handle a policy proposal to gut women's access to abortion. And then, in the next breath, he lied and said that he'd never come out against last year's pivotal Reproductive Parity Act—a measure that would've ensured women equal insurance access to maternity and abortion coverage.

McKenna did oppose it, eventually. (It took four months for him to even comment on this very important issue. He even told one woman who dared to ask him about his position to "go get a job".) And McKenna's eventual reason for opposing it—that it would cost us federal funds—was also a big fucking lie, as Planned Parenthood and NARAL quickly pointed out. Yet he continues to repeat this big fat fucking lie, again and again to voters.

The dirtbag.

McKenna is condescending when real women ask him questions about their health concerns. He won't talk about birth control. He won't talk about family planning. And he dodges questions—or lies through his smarmy smile—about ensuring that women have access to insurance-covered birth control, preventative cancer screenings, and abortions.

What a weasely prick you are, Rob McKenna. Hopefully someday, when your political goons are out on a smoke break or doing something more important than defending you from reporters and their pesky questions, I'll have the chance to tell you exactly what I think of you, to your face.

 

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Geni 1
You'll make him cry. Big meanie.
Posted by Geni on October 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM · Report this
TVDinner 2
Clearly Cienna is hysterical. She probably has PMS today, amirite guys?
Posted by TVDinner http:// on October 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM · Report this
TVDinner 3
I mean, women can be such bitches about this stuff.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on October 17, 2012 at 2:40 PM · Report this
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He's a conservative Catholic. What do you expect?
Posted by sarah70 on October 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 5
I don't feel like I can trust him to implement Obamacare, that's for sure.
Posted by Free Lunch on October 17, 2012 at 7:15 PM · Report this
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Well, I support people's right to choose to drink alcohol, but I don't care if they can actually afford to buy it.

I don't see McKenna's position, as described above, as contradictory. I mean, I do support abortion coverage via insurance, but not supporting that is not the same as supporting laws to restrict access to abortion.

Anyway, I still that bill was misnamed. Shouldn't it be the Unproductive Rights Act or something? Because nothing in that act had anything to do with reproduction other than helping those who want to avoid undesired instances of it.
Posted by madcap on October 17, 2012 at 7:50 PM · Report this
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What a bunch of crap!
Posted by LolaSmith on October 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM · Report this

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