On Tuesday at the RNC, ThinkProgress spoke to Jennifer Stockman, co-chair of Republicans For Choice, a conservative organization that supports abortion rights. When asked about how the choice of Gov. Sarah Palin would affect women’s rights, Stockman said it would mean they would have to “work harder.” She said she hopes McCain won’t touch women’s rights issues because he “doesn’t care” about them:
Well, it means we have to work harder. We have to make sure that the McCain-Palin administration…don’t make these issues, the social issues, the central portion of their policy agenda, as Bush has done. We have a lot of work to do. We don’t believe McCain would — he really doesn’t care much about the issue, even though he has almost perfect pro-life voting record.
On the prospects of McCain overturning Roe v. Wade, Stockman said, “The only thing that gives me comfort is that Democrats are going to win the Senate.” Watch it:
McCain’s lack of knowledge on women’s issues is well-documented. In July, a reporter asked if it is “unfair” that insurance companies cover Viagra but not birth control. “I certainly do not want to discuss that issue,” he said, pausing uncomfortably for several seconds. “It’s something that I had not thought much about.”