Yglesias

McCain and Birth Control

CREDIT:

Carly Fiorina, surrogating for John McCain, raises a good point:

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief who is now the Republican National Committee’s “Victory Chairman,” was discussing consumer-driven health insurance at a breakfast with reporters when she proposed “a real, live example which I’ve been hearing a lot about from women: There are many health insurance plans that will cover Viagra but won’t cover birth-control medication. Those women would like a choice.”

Unfortunately for her, McCain had an opportunity to vote in congress on a measure that would guarantee that health insurance plans cover birth control and he voted against it. As Dana Goldstein points out that’s just one piece of a larger reactionary McCain agenda on reproductive rights and safe sex.