Tuesday, September 2, 2008

McCain not a friend to pregnant teenagers  

The irony/hypocrisy of our Republican candidates truly never ends. An article on Yahoo! News exposes that despite the fact that his running mate has admitted that she has a pregnant teenage daughter, John McCain has voted against proposals to spend federal money on teen-pregnancy prevention programs and voted for requiring poor teen mothers to stay in school or lose their benefits.

In 2005, he opposed a Senate Democratic proposal that would have spent tens of millions of dollars to pay for pregnancy prevention programs other than abstinence-only education.

In 2006, he voted against a proposal to send $100 million to communities for teen-pregnancy prevention programs.

It seems as if John McCain refuses to offer necessary support to pregnant teenagers in America... unless of course, that teenager happens to be the daughter of his running mate. In that case, she has every right to make her "own" decision about her pregnancy, and the Palin family should be praised for handling this situation in a classy manner. Right.

What next?

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