300 reasons I would vote for used gym socks if it would keep John McCain out of office

June 9, 2008

Reason #65

Filed under: Healthcare,Reproductive Justice,Sexist,Women's Rights — 300reasons @ 6:28 pm

Double Speak has a great post by guest blogger David Greenberg, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Columbia/Wilamette.

Greenberg notes that while McCain would overturn Roe vs. Wade if given the chance, this would only be the tip of the iceberg in his dismantling of reproductive rights. According to Greenberg, McCain is “among the most extreme members of Congress who voted against common sense measures on family planning, sex education and access to basic healthcare.”

A few highlights of McCain’s voting record:

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).

Put simply, a McCain presidency would be a nightmare for women.

H/T Feministing for the link

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