As of this afternoon at least 26 senators had signed a leter urging the Susan B. Komen Foundation for the Cure to reverse its decision to stop grants to Planned Parenthood. And guess what? Claire McCaskill is one of the latest signatories. It’s a pretty blunt letter – here’s a sample of its message:
It would be tragic if any woman – let alone thousands of women – lost access to these potentially life-saving screenings because of a politically motivated attack.
We earnestly hope that you will put women’s health before partisan politics and reconsider this decision for the sake of the women who depend on both your organizations for access to the health care they need.
Greg Sargent has the full text here. Maybe McCaskill deserves some thanks? If you want to give her some positive reinforcement, something all pols need from time to time, here’s her email contact form.
I’ve got to admit, unenthusiastic though I often am on the topic of McCaskill, that when it comes to women’s reproductive choice, she’s been pretty consistently good (unless you know something I don’t). In her most recent pitch for contributions, she even touts her support for “a woman’s right to access birth control, including the morning after pill.” For a politician who seems to be generally adverse to controversy, to support making the morning after pill available means crawling out several shaky inches on the pro-choice limb the crazies are trying really hard to break off. Give credit where it’s due, I say.