Thursday, October 16, 2008

McCain's disdain for women's "health"

Along with his aggressive disdain for Barack Obama, the other thing John McCain apparently has disdain for his women's "health" issues. In his best grumpy grandpa tone, McCain mocked Obama last night for his response to McCain's accusation that he didn't support a ban on partial-birth abortion while in the Illinois State Senate. Obama said:

"With respect to partial-birth abortion, I am completely supportive of a ban on late-term abortions, partial-birth or otherwise, as long as there's an exception for the mother's health and life, and this did not contain that exception."

McCain replied:

"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." [McCain makes quote marks with fingers]

We already knew McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, isn't concerned about the health of mothers since she opposed a ban on abortions even in the case of rape or incest. Now we learn that McCain has contempt for women's health issues as well and thinks concerns about their health is "extreme."

McCain can kiss the independent women's vote good-bye after this doozy.


No comments: