McCain and women’s issues
He voted against requiring health care plans to cover birth control (3/22/03).
He voted against comprehensive, medically accurate sex education (7/25/06).
He voted against international family planning funding (3/14/96).
He voted against funding to prevent teen and unintended pregnancies (3/17/05).
He voted against public education for emergency contraception (3/17/05).
And he voted against restoring Medicaid funding that could be used for family planning for low-income women (3/17/05).
NPR reported (2/2/08) that, “Many Republican voters seem to believe,incorrectly, that the current Republican front-runner, Arizona SenatorJohn McCain, supports abortion rights.”
John McCain wants us to believe that he’s a moderate who supportsimproving the health of women in the United States, but in fact he’samong the most extreme members of Congress who voted against commonsense measures on family planning, sex education and access to basichealthcare.