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With The Mark Of McCain On His Hands

John McCain wants Republicans to stop the “war on women”, and he wants to stop an Arizona bill from moving ahead which would allow employers in his state to:

Restrict health insurance coverage of contraception to only those cases when a woman can prove a need for it because of a medical reason, such as endometriosis or an ovarian cyst.

Says McCain:

In my view, I think we ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives and make that clear and to get back onto what the American people really care about — jobs and the economy.”

Here is where McCain makes his blunder, and why conservatives are beyond fed up with his nonsense, and why so many of us wish he would just shut up more often than not rather than keep insisting conservatives – which he is supposed to be – are conducting a full-scale “war on women”.

First of all, there is no actual “war on women” going on anywhere in the United States.  That is a liberal and feminist canard that won’t go away until conservatives have properly exposed what is really going on.  Secondly, conservatives do not have an issue with women making choices, and women having rights, including the right to control their own bodies.  Nor do we, conservatives, have an issue with women purchasing and using birth control and contraception.

What we do have a problem with, and what we have absolutely no “respect” with, is when women – exercising those “choices” McCain says we ought to leave alone – make the decision to end a child’s life in the womb with birth control and/or contraception.  And we also have an issue with federal taxes going to pay women to exercise those “choices”.

The “war on women” that McCain has bought into is a clear and cut case of pettiness and selfishness among liberal feminists who want to “control” their bodies in such a way as to kill an unborn child they do not want to give birth to.  Because we fight to end abortion; because we fight to pass whatever legislation we can to prevent abortion from occurring unnecessarily; because we fight for the lives of the unborn to live and to be born we, conservatives, have been branded by liberal feminists as sexist and misogynist.

Can anyone explain what is so sexist and misogynist about respecting life?  And can someone explain to John McCain that we, conservatives, will not “get off of that issue”?  McCain has stained himself.  The mark of McCain will not stain our hands nor will it stain conservatism and conservative values.

What does a real “war on women look like?  Look here.  And then come back and whine about how conservatives are sending women back into the Dark Ages, as Angelica Huston bemoans.

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