Super Tuesday is almost here. Please vote to protect women's rights.
The 2008 elections will be a turning point for the future of a woman’s right to choose. When you go to the polls on February 5, I urge you to request a Democratic ballot and vote pro-choice in your state’s primary or caucus. Voting eligibility varies by state - click here to find out the rules for your state’s primary or caucus.
Each of the Republicans running for president is anti-choice and has gone even further than George W. Bush in his anti-choice rhetoric by directly calling for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
- Since coming to Washington, John McCain has voted anti-choice 125 times out of 130 votes cast on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues. He even boasts about it! “I have many, many votes and it’s been consistent. And I’ve gotten a consistent zero from NARAL throughout all those years.”
- As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney vetoed legislation to improve women’s access to emergency contraception. Fortunately, the Massachusetts legislature voted to override Romney’s veto. And when asked if the repeal of Roe v. Wade would be a good day for America, Romney replied, “Absolutely.”
- Mike Huckabee, who has emphatically stated that Roe v. Wade should be overturned, even supports a so-called “human life” amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Versions of this type of amendment could outlaw not only abortion, but birth control, stem-cell research, and in-vitro fertilization, too.
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are fully pro-choice. I know that either of them will support and defend a woman’s right to choose if elected president. NARAL Pro-Choice America has endorsed both of these pro-choice leaders in their previous races for U.S. Senate, and I am confident about their commitment to women’s reproductive health and right to choose.
If you value freedom and privacy, please vote on Tuesday, February 5 for the pro-choice Democratic candidate of your choice.
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America