"We need to get off of that issue, in my view," added McCain. "I think we ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives and make that clear. And get back onto what the American people really care about: jobs and the economy."
McCain was also asked about a new Arizona contraception bill, which would allow employers to refuse to provide coverage for birth control for religious or moral reasons. Critics say the legislation would require employees to explain to their employers why they needed to use birth control.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has said she will weigh the bill once passed and determine whether to sign or veto it.
McCain though said on Sunday he was “confident that that legislation will not reach the governor's desk. And if it did, it would be vetoed.”
“It certainly doesn't reflect, in my view, the majority view of the people of Arizona,” he said.