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October 16, 2008

McCain Mocks Women's Health and Loses Their Votes (with "Air Quotes")

Did you see that? McCain used "air quotes" as he insulted women who face a difficult decision about abortion when their health is threatened. McCain looked every bit as out of touch with women's everyday lives as his 25-year record of voting against women's freedom and privacy demonstrates.  View the video at:

"If McCain is going to regret anything from last night's debate, it just may be his mocking women's health to a national audience," said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "His disregard for women's health caused a national gasp, as McCain let slip the truth about his extreme position on choice -- a reality he tends to save for speeches to his far-right base. If women in this country are still undecided, they won't be after watching last night's debate. The difference between the candidates is clear. A McCain presidency would mean another four years of Bush-style politics, while a President Obama would mean a shift to commonsense policies that protect a woman's right to choose, and work to prevent unintended pregnancy and reduce the need for abortion."

NARAL Pro-Choice America is educating a unique audience of pro-choice Republican and Independent women voters about the McCain-Palin ticket's extreme opposition to abortion-care, birth control, and comprehensive sex education. The organization sent the video, highlighting McCain's comments at last night's debate, to more than half a million activists. For a complete record of McCain's anti-choice votes, please visit


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