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"I have stated time after time that Roe V. Wade was a bad decision, that I support a woman, the rights of the unborn."
-Senator John McCain
It is nearly unbelievable that a republican candidate, who many Americans consider more moderate than George Bush, has consistently proven he is an opponent of the most important womens health issues of our time. (In some legislation he was even MORE conservative than Bush and his crew on Womens Health!) It is the responsibility of women across the country to bring these issues to the forefront of our election, especially since much of the public isn't aware of his blatently discriminating votes against womens equality.
Watch this video:
In case you weren't aware, Bush isn't terribly well known for his support of reproductive rights and factually-accurate sex education. In fact, one could even say he's downright against them.
Unfortunately, Bush and his administration are finding it harder and harder to force their anti-choice policies on Americans. They couldn't even get an abortion ban passed in South Dakota!
Instead, Bush has nominated Dr. Eric Keroack to lead the Department of Health and Human Services' family planning program. He claims that contraceptives are demeaning to women, runs a crisis pregnancy center that actively coerces women into not having abortions, and provides patently false information about condoms and birth control -- namely, that condoms "offer virtually no protection" against some STIs.
It makes absolutely no sense to put someone who actively opposes anything but abstinence to be in charge of national family planning.