Occasionally, support comes from strange places. Republican Senator John McCain said on Sunday, he opposes the contraception bill that would allow employer-restricted health insurance coverage of birth control to only cases where a woman can prove a medical need for it, rather than its originally intended purpose of preventing pregnancy. The bill has already passed in the Arizona House of Representatives and the Senate committee, but according to John McCain, it has little chance of becoming a law. He said, "I am confident that that legislation will not reach the governor's desk, and if it did it would be vetoed. It certainly doesn't reflect the majority view of the people of Arizona."
McCain's opposition to the contraception bill comes as a surprise to some, after his support of Missouri Senator Roy Blunt's similar bill, allowing employers to deny contraception to woman for moral or religious reasons. However, when David Gregory asked McCain whether the Republicans are waging a war on women, his response was, "There's a perception out there because of the way that this whole contraception issue played out ... We need to get off of that issue. 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."
Well said, Mr. McCain, well said.