Sunday, October 26, 2008

Do Something.

What is Palin and McCain succeed? (videos included on website) If John McCain and Sarah Palin are elected, what actions would they take to stop abortion, and what would those actions mean for real women? At the final presidenial debate on October 15, 2008, Senator McCain and Senator Obama squared off on the next President's role in keeping abortion safe and legal. For all the rhetoric, the Republican candidates often avoid answering questions about what direct actions they would take to achieve their goal of banning abortion in America. Luckily, their records speak for themselves. Senator John McCain’s Record on Abortion Of the 130 congressional votes related to reproductive freedom that Sen. McCain has cast since 1983, 125 have been anti-choice. Sen. McCain has said he believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned. Even George W. Bush has never gone that far. Sen. McCain has said he would ban abortion outright. He supports a constitutional amendment to ban abortion and said he would have signed into law the controversial 2006 South Dakota ban.
Sen. McCain has supported every roadblock to abortion: * Supported 2003 ban on safe abortion procedures * Opposed emergency contraception for women who have been raped * Co-sponsored bill prohibiting grandparents and caring adults from accompanying young people across state lines for abortion care Sen. McCain has consistently supported cutting funding for abortion rights: * Voted for barring funds for health care services to organizations that perform provide abortion care * Voted against funding for low-income women to receive abortion care * Opposed the use of federal money for abortion care and groups that help women obtain abortions * Opposed funding for family planning * Opposed funding to prevent teen pregnancy * Voted against requiring insurance coverage for birth control On Supreme Court nominations, Sen. McCain would choose anti-choice nominations: * Confirmed Pres. Bush's Supreme Court picks, Samuel Alito and John Roberts, both opposed to legal abortion and likely to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade * Has vowed that he will "'try to find clones of Alito and Roberts' to fill future court vacancies.”
Sen. McCain is allied with the far-right anti-choice extremists in his party. He calls himself a "loyal and unswerving friend of the right to life movement.” His campaing website praises the "tremendous work" the anti-choice movement has done and even goes so far as to say that the "government must find new ways to empower and strengthen these armies of compassion." Governor Sarah Palin's Record on Abortion Gov. Palin has said that she would support criminalizing abortion even in cases where a woman was a victim of rape or incest. Yet in an interview with Katie Couric that aired on September 30, 2008, Gov. Palin said that she does not think "anyone should end up in jail for having an abortion." Their positions are clear: under a McCain/Palin administration, abortion would be banned. The consequences are inevitable: good doctors would stop providing safe and regulated care, abortion procedures would be driven back underground, and women would be forced into dangerous, criminal situations. This kind of extremism is a threat to women and families across America. Do something.

1 comment:

Mariecel said...

It will be a scary time indeed should McCain and Palin win. I don't understand why women blindly accept them (I say blindly because I can't see how any woman in her right mind would vote for them).