4. Cindy McCain
While current Senator and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned, his wife Cindy told Katie Couric that she did not agree.
Though Cindy comes across pretty wishy-washy in the interview as she tries to declare her personal feelings without stepping on her husband’s toes, when her spokespeople had the chance to later clarify and potentially backtrack on Cindy’s stance on abortion, they instead affirmed Cindy’s belief in a woman’s right to choose.
5. Diana Cantor
Her husband, Eric, may be one of the most prominent Republican faces in the nation as the current House Majority Leader, but Diana still clings to some of the socially liberal values she held before meeting him.
In a 60 Minutes interview, Diana confirms she not only supports same-sex marriage, but a woman’s right to choose. “I do disagree [with Eric]… If I expect him to respect my views that could be different, I certainly need to respect his,” she says.
6. Nancy Reagan
Though her husband Ronald was known for his firm anti-choice stance, the former First Lady gave her own opinion in a lecture at George Washington University in 1994. “I’m against abortion,” Nancy said. “On the other hand, I believe in a woman’s choice.”
The revelation was not a total surprise as she had been quoted as saying, “I don’t give a damn about the pro-lifers” while urging her husband to skip the topic of abortion in his State of the Union address.
What do you think? Is it time conservative politicians started paying more attention to their wives’ opinions?
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