Among McCain's pro-choice women supporters, 50% don't know his positions and an additional 25% assume his views are in line with their own! McCain has stated (it's on his website) he thinks Roe v. Wade should be overturned.**
McCain's reputation on choice is a favorable grey area for him among women voters. In a post on BlogHer, Catherine Morgan asked: "Is John McCain a Pro-Choice Republican? Would you vote for him if he was? There seems to be a lot of confusion over whether or not John McCain is pro-choice or pro-life. Why is that"?
We need to work to end this confusion. If you are pro-choice it is your job to tell the truth about John McCain! McCain's record is really, really anti-choice. Not only anti-choice, but anti-sex ed, anti-emergency contraception, and anti-women.
Catherine suggested we "put a call out to the other bloggers who read it, to post on their sites about ending this confusion"? So here's a start. Help us end the confusion: Please click here to read the record and find a printable flyer to spread around.
At BlogHer, commenter Larn33 echoes the sentiments of many: "I'm hearing a LOT of people say that if Obama/Clinton (it goes both ways) gets the nomination, that they'll vote for McCain -- even though they're pro-choice! It baffles me. How are people willing to vote for the candidate that is basically the opposite of the democratic candidate they support? What would this accomplish"?
Dana writes, "when I had to research the McCain campaign, I read on his website that he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and only legalize abortions in case of dire medical necessity, or pregnancies as the result of rape or incest. I suppose that would make him Pro-Life with Exceptions."
I'm glad that McCain would support abortions in such situations, but this doesn't make him moderate or pro-choice!
Again, pass it on. When pro-choice friends start waxing about McCain, remind them of his record.
** A new poll from Planned Parenthood