John McCain voted against "equal pay for equal work" in April earlier this year.
John McCain offers us an explanation as to why he voted against offering women equal pay for equal work
So – John McCain does not support federal regulation of equal pay for equal work, because it’s “intrusive government”…that he
doesn’t support? (keep reading for the reason the question mark exists)
"This is government playing a much, much greater role in the business of a private enterprise system."
John McCain says women should not have a right to their own reproductive freedom.
To further that, John McCain supports an intrusive Federal Government who would regulate the states to prohibit states deciding on women
He's also sponsored pro-life legislation -- one bill that would make it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines to get an
abortion and avoid a parental consent law, for instance.
But here we see a Different John McCain.
I'd love to see a point where (Roe vs. Wade) is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. But certainly
in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe vs. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to (undergo)
illegal and dangerous operations.
But ultimately - John McCain tells us that he is pro life.
But what exactly is pro-life?
The term describes the political and ethical view which maintains that fetuses and embryos are human beings, and therefore have a right to live
it can be used to indicate opposition to practices such as euthanasia, the death penalty, human cloning, and research involving human embryonic stem
But in the issue of Abortion, John McCain tells us that Abortion is okay as long as the woman was raped...
McCain was asked whether he would reinstate the Reagan era rule that prevents international family planning clinics that receive federal funds
from discussing abortion.
McCain said that he opposed abortion except in cases of rape and incest. He was then asked how he would determine whether someone had in fact been
raped. McCain responded, “I think that I would give the benefit of the doubt to the person who alleges that.”
So we should trust them? Or we should give them a scapegoat to allow them to have an abortion, John McCain?
Allow me a moment to speak to the McCain Campaign and their supporters:
If you are truly pro-life, then abortion should not be okay in any instance. To say Abortion is OKAY in the event of rape or incest is to
accommodate the MOTHER, and not the unborn fetus.
It is because of this hypocritical stance from "pro-lifers" like John McCain that we can truly, and accurately, state that they are, indeed, "
Pro-choice" where women are concerned, and i can base that statement in pure factual substance by using the very definition of "pro-life"
as provided by those who support it. (view references for validation of this statement)
To start off, Sarah Palin is a member of Feminists For Life
This is an organization, obviously comprised of women, who take a strong pro-life stance to abortion. So strong in fact, that they are able to not
contradict themselves in adherence with the definition of being pro life
We can see from the FFL website
that this organization does not support Abortion even in the
event of rape or incest.
I disagree with them - but ATLEAST
they stick to their guns, and dont have any cherry pickable arguments in order to favor abortion.
To encompass the entirety of what we currently know about Gov. Palin:
She is a fierce opponent of abortion and same-sex marriage. She supports the death penalty and the teaching of creationism in
schools. Palin is an enthusiast for the outdoors and a gun owner, and is opposed to environmental restrictions on drilling in Alaska.
By the precise definition of Pro-Life - as given to us by Pro-Life - Gov. Palin is not pro-life. She is anti-choice. The Death Penalty (even though
i strongly support it) isnt being pro-life. Its pro-death. Hence the name.
Yes - i do support the death penalty, and i do support pro-choice. I do not- however, call myself pro-life, as the definition does not allow me to
believe how *I* want, and is a play on words by anti-choice advocates in order to defeat the rights of women to have reign over their own reproductive
and just recently - we see Sarah Palin decided to no-show at the Republican National Coalition for Life:
Today, Palin's scheduled appearance in St. Paul, Minn., as guest of honor at an afternoon gathering by the Republican National Coalition for Life
was canceled. And that didn't sit well with a leading social conservative.
Phyllis Schlafly, who in the mid-1970s almost single-handedly derailed what had been the expected ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution, told ABC News that a McCain aide notified her late Monday that Palin would not be attending the event.
"I think this is clearly somebody in the McCain campaign who doesn't understand where the votes are coming from," Schlafly said. "They only told
me this at 10 o'clock last night, and it was a call from somebody down the line in the McCain campaign."
"The pro-lifers who paid $95 to come to this event because of Sarah Palin are going to be very unhappy."
Palin's appearance was set up before she was picked for the GOP's national ticket, McCain aides stressed. And her spokeswoman, Maria Comella, told
ABC that Palin needed to pass on the antiabortion event to work on her speech to the Republican National Convention.
So there ya have it.
We’ve seen that both candidates, McCain and Palin, stand in opposition of equal pay for women, and freedom of choice for them too, and we’ve seen
how they choose to condone their approach.
In the light of optimism, the McCain campaign does offer the American citizens as a whole their own form of change
California, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts all recognize gay American citizens the right to marriage.
Currently – abortion is a choice
that is not regulated by federal law in order to make it illegal.
If that’s today’s world, and the Palin/McCain ticket offers to constituationally disallow gay marriage, and to make abortion illegal, then you can
begin to see what kind of change this republican campaign offers to our country.
It seems the only change we’re going to see is a revert back about 50 years, to a time of ignorance and fear.
Is that change…..you…..can believe in ?