John McCain and Sarah Palin Dangerous for Women

Even though there's now a woman on the GOP ticket, the McCain/Palin candidacy is still bad for women.

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Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin are out of touch on the issues that are most important to women.

Throughout his campaign and over the past 25 years in Washington, John McCain has demonstrated his lack of interest in, and outright contempt for, women's health.  The last thing women need is a president — and vice president — who are prepared to turn back the clock on women's rights and repeal the protections of Roe v. Wade.

  • McCain has earned a zero percent rating from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for consistently voting against women's health on issues ranging from funding for family planning programs to requiring insurance coverage of birth control.
  • In February 2007, the Associated Press quoted McCain as saying, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."  We have more about McCain's extremist views, in his own words.
  • McCain's choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running mate is the latest example of how completely out of touch he is on the issues that matter to American women.
  • The Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the Center for American Progress Action Fund released a study finding that McCain’s supposed healh care “reforms” would actually leave more women struggling more than ever to find affordable health coverage and basic care.  (Read the full study here.)

Americans need to know where John McCain stands on issues relating to women's health. The Planned Parenthood Action Fund has the tools you need to educate your friends, your family, even people you meet at the checkout line in the grocery store.

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