McCain says women’s health is “extreme”

McCain says women’s health is "extreme"

Dear James,

I about fell out of my chair when I heard John McCain say this during the presidential debate last night:

"Just again, the example of the eloquence of Sen. Obama. He’s ‘health for the mother.’ You know, that’s been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That’s the extreme pro-abortion position, quote, ‘health.’"

— Sen. John McCain, during presidential debate

Since when did women’s health become extreme?

What’s really extreme here is that John McCain doesn’t understand that women’s health matters.

What John McCain said last night, in front of millions of viewers, was belittling to women. He not only mocked Barack Obama for supporting women’s health, he mocked women across the country. The debate last night was just the most vivid example of what we’ve known all along: John McCain is out of touch on women’s health.

The simple fact is that we need a president who wants to protect and promote women’s health, not ridicule it. If John McCain doesn’t understand that, then he’s not prepared to govern this country.

Remember, this is not the only example where John McCain doesn’t get it when it comes to women’s health.

Just a couple months back, McCain had the deer-in-the-headlights look, and couldn’t answer whether he thought it was fair that insurance companies that cover Viagra should also cover birth control.

And, remember the time when McCain was asked whether he thought condoms helped stopped the spread of HIV? McCain’s response, "You’ve stumped me."

And there’s more. Let’s count the ways that John McCain is out of touch on women’s health and women’s rights:

He’s voted 125 times against women’s health.

He wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.

He opposes funding to prevent unintended and teen pregnancies.

He opposes requiring health care plans to cover birth control.

He opposes equal pay legislation, saying it wouldn’t do "anything to help the rights of women."

He’s proposed a health care plan that will be worse for women.

Barack Obama, on the other hand, gets it. Obama talked about commonsense proposals to prevent unintended pregnancy. He talked about a woman, along with her family and her doctor, deciding what is best for her health care.

The simple fact is that Barack Obama is a passionate advocate for women’s rights, and has a long and consistent record of standing up for women’s health care. As president, he will improve access to quality health care for women, support and protect a woman’s right to choose, support comprehensive sex education to keep our young people healthy and safe, and invest in prevention programs, including family planning services and breast cancer screenings.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Women voting for John McCain is like chickens voting for Col. Sanders.

Watch McCain’s statement during the debate here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJgzZb6CILI

Please stay involved:

Send a voter-to-voter note right now.

http://www.ppaction.org/campaign/voter_to_voter/?qp_source=ppv101508

Take two minutes, right now, to write a short personal note to an undecided voter about why a McCain/Palin administration would be disastrous for women’s health — we’ll get to work on delivering it for you! Not sure how to get started? Don’t worry, we’ve got a sample note for you to use.

This weekend is our big push for on-the-ground volunteers. Join us in your own community

http://www.party2win.com/plannedparenthood/themes/index.cfm?Fuseaction=themehome307&themeid=307

to educate voters during our Mobilization Weekend.

Help us continue to educate voters in battleground states about how out of touch Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are on issues that matter to women. Watch our video, make a donation, and pass it on!

Forward this email to everyone you know who cares about women’s health.

Thank you again.

Cecile Richards, President

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

visit plannedparenthoodaction.org

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