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Transcript from the final Presidential Debate

Concerning Roe V. Wade

McCain: I thought it was a bad decision. I think there were a lot of decisions that were bad. I think that decisions should rest in the hands of the states. I’m a federalist.

McCain: 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.”

"Health “As McCain's sarcastically wagged his fingers in the air, regarding a woman's right to choose an abortion, clearly stated his position.  Allow the few to be harmed while making sure the others don't have their right either, really McCain?  I had a nauseated, body jerking reaction to this. Our government chooses not to manage this corporate nightmare of a country, leaving some too broke, busy or dejected to have a baby, but they want to micromanage women to the point of sacrifice. Why don’t we try a new approach? Why don’t we look to the reasons we are having abortions and try to reconcile the situation? Instead of casting aside the women who may truly feel they have to have one, even for reasons other than physical health.

Feel free to look over the record of the reasons women gave for having abortions in the year 2000. The reasons probably haven't changed much.

·         25.5% Want to postpone childbearing

·         21.3% Cannot afford a baby

·         14.1% Has relationship problem or partner does not want pregnancy

·         12.2% Too young; parent(s) or other(s) object to pregnancy

·          10.8% Having a child will disrupt education or job

·          7.9% Want no (more) children

·         3.3% Risk to fetal health

·          2.8% Risk to maternal health

·          2.1% Other


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...for your very good article.  Even I, a sup... by Wisewoman on Thursday, Oct 23, 2008 at 12:32:50 PM