Wednesday, June 18, 2008

yes, i am still harping on the issue


the wonk room has the rundown of why mccain is just like those very serious anti-contraception folks:

•Voted to end "the Title X family planning program, credited with helping prevent over 9 million abortions."
•Voted against funding teen-pregnancy-prevention programs and ensuring that "abstinence-only" programs are medically accurate.
•Voted for the domestic gag rule, which would have prohibited federally funded family-planning clinics from providing women with access to full information about their reproductive-health options.
•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.
•Declined to help reduce the need for abortion and improve maternal health by opposing effort to require insurance coverage for prescription birth control, improve access to emergency contraception, and provide more women with prenatal health care.
•Voted against legislation that would have prevented unintended pregnancy by investing in insurance coverage for prescription birth control, promoting family-planning services, implementing teen-pregnancy-prevention programs, and developing programs to increase awareness about emergency contraception

5 comments:

worry said...

but the man was tortured!

Satatma Powell Berman said...

bah humbug.

linda said...

Has a vapid plastic surgery faced bleach blonde wife. It's fun to watch her on The View versus Michelle "badass" Obama.

Hip E. said...

This flap over Wesley Clark's comments about him is giving me flashbacks of Gore "inventing the internet." Clark didn't criticize McCain's military service in any way. He went out of his way to praise and honor his service. The interviewer got all huffy and said "But Obama hasn't had any of those experiences either, nor has he ridden in a fighter jet and been shot down!" and Clark said "I don't think riding in a fighter and getting shot down is a qualification for president." This ONLY sounds bad when taken completely out of context from interview. And all three networks' national news shows took it completely out of context, not showing the interviewer's question. This drives me crazy. Obama seems to be handling it well though.

Hip E. said...

Hey Melissa, have you and Hot Karl heard this album by Heartbreak Scene called "The Szabo Songbook"? It seems like something Karl might like, and it's on the Fayettenam label.