Open letter to John McCain

 Dear Senator McCain,

Last night in the debate you said:

Well, I want to make sure we’re not handing the health care system over to the federal government which is basically what would ultimately happen with Senator Obama’s health care plan. I want the families to make decisions between themselves and their doctors. Not the federal government.*

So, Senator McCain, what I want to know is:
How do you reconcile this with your stand against a woman's right to choose?
Do you not consider women part of families?
Or do you think women are not capable of making decisions between themselves and their doctors?

What about
providing information about contraceptives? We keep giving men more
ability to produce babies. Shouldn't we be giving women the right not
to have those babies? And having their health insurance pay for contraceptives just as it pays for Viagra?

I haven't seen anything in the media about this. I know it's not the most important issue facing the country at this time (women's issues are never the most important). But I think it speaks to your judgment when you can blithely make a statement without considering all of its implications. Women want to know what you really mean when you say you want families to make decisions together with their doctors.

*This quote is taken from the New York Times transcript of the debate found here.

3 thoughts on “Open letter to John McCain

  1. Good for you! I’m really glad to see this. Will you please write one to Sarah Palin sometime soon? Maybe you could tell her how pathetic she looks trying to pretend she knows enough to run for VP…worse than Dan Quayle for God’s sake. I’ve forgotten when you’re leaving for China, but if it’s after Nov. 4, you’ve got perfect timing, especially if those two, McCain & Palin, win by some hook or crook!

  2. I’m home and catching up with your old posts. I continue to support Obama and avoid all politics this year. I’m determined to survive this mess.
    Reading on……..

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