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    I about fell out of my chair when I heard John McCain say this during the presidential debate last night:

    "Just again, the example of the eloquence of Sen. Obama. He's health for the mother. You know, that's been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That's the extreme pro-abortion position, quote, 'health.'"

    Since when did women's health become extreme?

    What's really extreme here is that John McCain doesn't understand that women's health matters.

    What John McCain said last night, in front of millions of viewers, was belittling to women. He not only mocked Barack Obama for supporting women's health, he mocked women across the country. The debate last night was just the most vivid example of what we've known all along: John McCain is out of touch on women's health.

    The simple fact is that we need a president who wants to protect and promote women's health, not ridicule it. If John McCain doesn't understand that, then he's not prepared to govern this country.

    Remember, this is not the only example where John McCain doesn't get it when it comes to women's health.

    Just a couple months back, McCain had the deer-in-the-headlights look, and couldn't answer whether he thought it was fair that insurance companies that cover Viagra should also cover birth control.

    And, remember the time when McCain was asked whether he thought contraceptives helped stopped the spread of HIV? McCain's response, "You've stumped me."

    And there's more. Let's count the ways that John McCain is out of touch on women's health and women's rights

    *He's voted 125 times against women's health.
    *He wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.
    *He opposes funding to prevent unintended and teen pregnancies.
    *He opposes requiring health care plans to cover birth control.
    *He opposes equal pay legislation, saying it wouldn't do "anything to help the rights of women."
    *He's proposed a health care plan that will be worse for women.

    Barack Obama, on the other hand, gets it. Obama talked about commonsense proposals to prevent unintended pregnancy. He talked about a woman, along with her family and her doctor, deciding what is best for her health care.

    The simple fact is that Barack Obama is a passionate advocate for women's rights, and has a long and consistent record of standing up for women's health care. As president, he will improve access to quality health care for women, support and protect a woman's right to choose, support comprehensive sex education to keep our young people healthy and safe, and invest in prevention programs, including family planning services and breast cancer screenings.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Women voting for John McCain is like chickens voting for Col. Sanders. Cecile Richards: McCain Says Women's Health is "Extreme"

    I particularly like the viagra question. Something tells me the repugs will start trying to paint women's health issues as fringe and extreme.
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    So this is how it works? We don't educate people about sex and pregnancy, health insurace DOES cover boner meds BUT NOT birth control so men can impregnate women but take away the right to choose? WTF kind of logic is that?? My god the patriarchal US hates women.

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    Medicare covers Viagra and doesn't cover birth control as far as I remember. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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    But Butt-few women on medicare can conceive anyway! Over 65?
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    Did I mean Medicaid? Sorry, I'm not hugely familiar with it all.
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    Stupid old fossil

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    And some women use birth control pills to treat other conditions. I think the rightwing nuts would really love to ban birth control because their real agenda is to curtail premarital sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    So this is how it works? We don't educate people about sex and pregnancy, health insurace DOES cover boner meds BUT NOT birth control so men can impregnate women but take away the right to choose? WTF kind of logic is that?? My god the patriarchal US hates women.
    Boner meds! HAHAHAHA

    Yes, it's just amazing to me that people are against contraception??!! What the fuck? There is nothing wrong with taking care of yourself so you don't end up with an unwanted pregnant. WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ana-mish-ana View Post
    And some women use birth control pills to treat other conditions. I think the rightwing nuts would really love to ban birth control because their real agenda is to curtail premarital sex.

    for women. 'virginity' was never intended for men, it's only very recently that the whole 'purity thing' lost it's gender specificity.

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    ^^Right you are, ymeman. I am always amazed at the time and energy spent by repugs on keeping people from fucking. It's almost like they're repressing something....
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    I totally agree as well- but I think it goes beyond that as well. Its almost like they are anti sex- there cant be any pleasure and that is why they want to ban birth control because sex is only there for procreation.

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    A friend of mine on myspace posted this in the bulletins.

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