McCain’s moderate reputation and choice of a female running-mate doesn’t mean that he is a friend of choice.
His record in the Senate leaves no doubt. The National Right to Life Committee has supported McCain in every one of his Senate races.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America affirms that McCain has always been considered anti-choice.
“He voted against family planning, he voted against the freedom of access to clinic entrances â€” that was about violence against women in clinics,” Keenan says, adding, “He voted against funding for teen pregnancy-prevention programs, and making sure that abstinence only was medically accurate. This is very, very extreme.”
His running mate, Alaska governor Sarah Palin, is also strongly anti-choice.Â She is a member of Feminists for Life and in 2002, when she was running for lieutenant governor, â€œPalin sent an e-mail to the anti-abortion Alaska Right to Life Board saying she was as â€˜pro-life as any candidate can beâ€™ and has â€˜adamantly supported our cause since I first understood, as a child, the atrocity of abortion.â€™â€