But it isn't just abortion that he's against. Here's his record on preventing unwanted pregnancies:
McCain's Record on Voting on Preventing Unintended PregnancyWhat a maverick!
Voted to terminate the Title X family planning-program, which provides millions of women with health-care services ranging from birth control to breast cancer screenings.46 Voted against funding teen-pregnancy-prevention programs and ensuring that "abstinence-only" programs are medically accurate.47 Voted for the domestic gag rule, which would have prohibited federally funded family-planning clinics from providing women with access to full information about their reproductive-health options.48 Voted to uphold the global gag rule, a policy that bans overseas health clinics from receiving U.S. family-planning aid if they use their own funds to provide legal abortion services, give referrals, or even take a public pro-choice position.49 Voted to de-fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an organization that provides family-planning services -- not abortion -- for the world's poorest women.50 Voted to earmark one-third of all HIV/AIDS prevention funds for ineffective, unproven, and dangerous "abstinence-unless-married" programs.51 Voted to take $75 million from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to establish a new "abstinence-only" program that censors information about birth control.52 Voted to impose a federal parental-consent law on teens seeking birth control.53 Declined to help reduce the need for abortion and improve maternal health by opposing effort to require insurance coverage for prescription birth control, improve access to emergency contraception, and provide more women with prenatal health care.54 Voted against legislation that would have prevented unintended pregnancy by investing in insurance coverage for prescription birth control, promoting family planning services, implementing teen-pregnancy-prevention programs, and developing programs to increase awareness about emergency contraception.55
Say it with me: Rethuglicans aren't "pro life" they are pro forced birth.
46 Weicker motion to table Helms amendment to FY'89 Labor, HHS, and Education appropriations bill, H.R.4783, 7/25/88; motion to invoke cloture on Family Planning Amendments Act, S.110, 9/26/90.
47 Lautenberg/Menendez amendment to Child Custody Protection Act, S.403, 7/25/06.
48 Durenberger amendment to Family Planning Amendments Act, S.323, 7/16/91; FY'92 Labor, HHS, and Education appropriations bill, H.R.2707, 11/7/91; vote to override veto of Family Planning Amendments Act, S.323, 10/1/92.
49 Dole motion to table Wirth amendment to FY'91 Foreign Operations appropriations bill, H.R.5114, 10/19/90; Leahy motion to strike House language in FY'96 Foreign Operations appropriations bill, H.R.1868, 11/1/95; Hatfield motion to table House language in FY'96 Foreign Operations appropriations bill, H.R.1868, 11/15/95; FY'99 Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act, H.R.1757, 4/28/98; Lugar motion to table Boxer amendment to FY'04-05 Foreign Relations authorization bill, S.925, 7/9/03; Boxer amendment to FY06-07 Foreign Relations authorization bill, S.600, 4/5/05.
50 Mikulski motion to table Kasten amendment to FY'90 Foreign Operations appropriations bill, H.R.2939, 9/20/89; Leahy motion to disagree with House amendment to FY'90 Foreign Operations appropriations bill, H.R.2939, 11/15/89; Helms amendment to FY'96 Foreign Operations appropriations bill, H.R.1868, 9/21/95; FY'99 Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act, H.R.1757, 4/28/98; Lugar motion to table Boxer amendment to FY'04-05
Foreign Relations authorization bill, S.925, 7/9/03; Boxer amendment to FY'06-07 Foreign Relations authorization bill, S.600, 4/5/05.
51 Feinstein amendment to United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act, H.R.1298, 5/15/03; Feinstein amendment to FY'04 Foreign Operations appropriations bill, H.R.2800, 10/30/03.
52 Domenici motion to waive Budget Act with respect to Exon point of order in FY'97 budget reconciliation, S.1956, 7/23/96.
53 Waxman motion to suspend rules and pass Family Planning Programs authorization bill, H.R.2369, 6/18/85; Chiles motion to table Helms amendment to FY'89 Labor, HHS, and Education appropriations bill, H.R.4783, 7/25/88.
54 Murray motion to waive Budget Act to allow vote on Murray/Reid prevention-package-amendment to "Partial Birth" Abortion Ban Act, S.3, 3/11/03.
55 Clinton/Reid amendment to FY'06 Budget Resolution, S.Con.Res.18, 3/17/05.