Presumptive Republican Presidential Candidate, John McCain, wormed out of answering a reporter's question today as to whether or not he believes that health insurance companies should be required to cover birth control for women, particularly considering they cover Viagra for men.
McCain has long held radical positions on reproductive issues, having consistently voted AGAINST:
*Ensuring women's access to birth control
*Providing educational information for teens on birth control
*Requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control
McCain has stated that Roe vs. Wade "must be overturned." His position is that abortion should be not legal even in cases of rape, incest or life threatening conditions for the mother.
McCain Worms Out of Answering a Reporter’s Question on Women’s Health Care as He Rides in his “Straight Talk Express” Campaign Bus
Despite his long standing extremely conservative position on women's reproductive rights, McCain claims he can't remember whether or not he voted against requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control for women.
McCrory too has not been clear on the issue of Women’s Health Care, particularly the issues of birth control and abortion. In fact, there has been much confusion on his position on abortion until just recently .
[McCrory] recently clarified lingering confusion over his position on abortion by telling reporters, “I am very much pro-life and that has always been my stance.”
McCrory has squirted making his positions clear on women’s health throughout his Gubernatorial campaign. There is nothing on his campaign website on this. But due to his recent proclamation that he is “very much pro-life,” one can only assume he holds the same position on birth control access as McCain.
McCrory’s Democratic Opponent, Beverly Perdue, by contrast, has been straight with voters. Perdue is Pro-Choice and supports requiring Health Insurance companies to cover birth control for women. In fact, Perdue cosponsored legislation ensuring access to abortion clinics and to requiring insurance companies to cover birth control.
McCain and McCrory may have attempted to muddy the waters on Women’s Health Care Issues but for voters who support Women’s Rights, the choice is clear.