This may sound bad, but I skipped the debate between Obama and McCain Wednesday. I tried to watch it, but McCain annoys the crap out of me and nothing short of a lobotomy could possibly get me to vote for him. So, what did I miss? I missed getting to see McCain do this (via Shakesville):
This is what McCain did when he spoke about late term abortions. He made scare quotes about health exceptions to laws restricting abortion access (video here).
His exact words:
Again…just again, an example of the eloquence of Senator Obama, health of the mother. You know that’s been stretched by the pro-abortion movement to mean almost anything.
He wasn’t finished either. He went on to state that considering the health of women is an extremist position.
Got that? If you think a pregnant woman’s health is something to take into consideration when drafting laws restricting abortion access, you’re now an official member of the Extreme Lefty Brigade.
Believe it or not, it gets worse. Via Cara at the Curvature, here’s another video of John McCain talking about abortion (second video down) where he continues to support outlawing abortion, both federally and locally, even though he understands that doing so would lead to the deaths of women.
Personally, I do not like how Obama chooses to speak about reproductive issues, but I think, at heart, he actually gives a damn about women, unlike McCain who is the true extremist on this issue if only for political reasons.