McCain & McCrory Squirm on Women’s Health Care Issues

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.”
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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.

Comments

McCain is either

a total dumbshit or a pathological liar. No middle ground on this one.

In the case of McCrory, he's clearly not dumb. I'm guessing he will try to have it both ways, especially since he's a big buddy of Viagra Bob.

Viagra Bob

Lmao.

I go with pathological liar for McCain, although, he does seem to have memory issues.

Hard to say.

NCDem Amy on YouTube

He's shifty.

He doesn't look people in the eye when he answers questions. He tries to deflect difficult issues with horrible "jokes" (bomb bomb bomb iran). He's something. Liar, memory issues, old stinky bastard, he's something.

Can we, instead, start talking about "for the good of North Carolina?" --Leslie H.
Pointing at Naked Emperors

Yup

Swarmy.

I wonder if the choice or birth control issue will come up at the next Gubernatorial debate. Could prove to be interesting.

NCDem Amy on YouTube

That would be a very interesting issue indeed.

Folks always try to make the "choice" issue into a debate about abortion - when it should really be a discussion of education and how to avoid situations where abortion becomes the only reasonable option. But the same people who oppose abortion generally oppose those discussions, too.

Makes my head spin.

Can we, instead, start talking about "for the good of North Carolina?" --Leslie H.
Pointing at Naked Emperors

Exactly

Because abortion makes for a better wedge issue for them than birth control & edu.

NCDem Amy on YouTube

He ain't dumb

McCain's nuttier than a fruitcake, but he's not dumb. Neither is Pat. But a lot of their supporters certainly are.

Bru'

Bru, darlin',

Tell us how you really feel. C'mon. Let it out. :) It will feel good!

Can we, instead, start talking about "for the good of North Carolina?" --Leslie H.
Pointing at Naked Emperors

This is what gets me.

McCain claims he can't remember whether or not he voted against requiring health insurance companies to cover birth control for women.

He could look it up. Or have one of the lobbyists..ooops..campaign staffers do it for him.

Can we, instead, start talking about "for the good of North Carolina?" --Leslie H.
Pointing at Naked Emperors

Reporters unprepared to practice responsible journalism

Why does no reporter ever seem to be prepared with the bill number and date of a vote when the cameras are rolling?

"Mr. McCain, on March 11th, 2003, during discussion of Senate Bill 3, you voted against an amendment that, in its words, would have improved the availability of contraceptives to women. Why did you vote as you did?"

It took me five damn seconds to find that information, less time than it took to type it into this post. My search terms were "McCain vote against health insurance birth control" and I clicked the first link that came back.

I don't think reporters are that stupid. I think they're just plain bought (and for a distressingly low price).

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Garner, NC

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Excellent point

It would have been more effective had the reporter been able to cite that bill.

Even so, she did pretty well. He was visibly uncomfortable, particularly during that long pause where he covered his which had turned red.

I thought for a moment there, he was going to have a blow out.

NCDem Amy on YouTube

Well, clearly...

...reporters on the McSame bus share the candidate's affinity for the Google.

Which is, to say, none at all.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

Lol, good one

But, as a McCain staffer at the PDF said, it's not important that McCain doesn't know how to use the internet. Right?

Gee, if he did, he could look up his own vote that he has trouble remembering.

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