John McCain’s War on Women

ProgressOhio.org

John McCain is often painted as a moderate.

But where does he really stand on issues that affect women?

McCain’s Senate record may surprise you. From equal pay to domestic violence programs, from sex education to the fundamental question of what conversations a woman may or may not have with her doctor, McCain is no moderate.

Get the facts about where John McCain stands on these issues, then let us know where you stand on John McCain.

McCain’s War on Equal Pay

  • McCain skipped a recent vote on Equal Pay, and said that instead of legislation allowing women to fight for equal pay, they simply need “education and training.” (Women are currently paid less than men for the same work, even when they have the same education and training as men). [Source]

McCain’s War on Birth Control

  • McCain has never cosponsored or supported legislation that would reduce the need for abortion by preventing unintended pregnancy [Source]
  • McCain voted against requiring insurance companies that pay for prescription drugs (like Viagra) to pay equally for women’s prescription birth control [Source]
  • McCain voted for the domestic & global gag rules, which prohibit federally funded family-planning clinics from giving women full information about their reproductive health options [Source]

McCain’s War on Women’s Health

  • McCain voted to terminate the Title X family planning program, which provides millions of women with health care services ranging from birth control to breast & cervical cancer screenings [Source]
  • McCain voted to de‐fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an organization that provides family planning services – not abortion – for the world’s poorest women [Source]

McCain’s War on Sex Education

  • McCain voted against funding teen pregnancy prevention programs and against ensuring that “abstinence‐only” programs are at least medically accurate [Source]
  • McCain voted to earmark one‐third of all HIV/AIDS prevention funds for ineffective, unproven, and dangerous “abstinence‐only” programs [Source]
  • McCain voted to take $75 million from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to establish a new “abstinence‐only” program that censors information about birth control [Source]

McCain’s War on Choice

  • Voted anti-choice 125 out of 130 times in his congressional career [Source]
  • Voted in favor of anti-choice Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas and Chief Justices like John Roberts [Source]
  • McCain routinely votes to block women’s access to abortion care for low-income women, voted for the Federal Abortion Ban, and opposed federal Medicaid funds for abortion even in cases of rape or incest.[Source]
  • McCain voted to deny abortion services to U.S. military women serving overseas, even when they wish to pay for such services with their own money [Source]

McCain’s War on Domestic Violence Programs

  • Voted against a measure to increase funding for law enforcement programs, including the Office of Violence Against Women programs and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children [Source]
  • Opposed grant programs to aid children who have witnessed domestic violence [Source]

“Clearly, McCain is no moderate. What do YOU think of McCain’s War on Women?”: Go to ProgressOhio.org they would like for you too share your thoughts.

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4 responses to “John McCain’s War on Women

  1. I always laugh when I see this progressive statement, “by preventing unintended pregnancy”

    Why is it the governments job to “prevent”, I have a great solution, keep your legs closed tell the guy NO once in a while and you won’t have four daddies for your six kids.

  2. km11

    notalib:
    You are completely off base with your comment. How come it’s the woman’s responsibility to prevent the pregnancy? how come the guy can’t be the one saying no?

    Are you only opposed to birth control when you assume the woman is making bad choices on who she sleeps with? what if it’s her husband? what if he doesn’t take no for an answer?

    Contraceptive birth contol is a legitmate, legal, practical and healthy medical need. It is the best way to prevent unintended pregnancies, and thus prevent people from being in a position where they may consider an abortion.

    Sex is not dirty or evil or only for making babies. it’s a healthy part of a relationship, married or not.

  3. Typical smears from the Liberal Elite Bias Media. John McCain has LOTS of experience with women, and if you’re looking for women’s issues, John McCain has got TONS of issues! John McCain will win when voters go to the polls in January. Never surrender!

    http://www.womenforjohnmccain.com/

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  4. And, when I go to sleep I’m going to dream tonight to — just like you typical uptight the man calls his wife a cunt in public fools.

    Vote Obama and we shall meet you at the White House.

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