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Democrat cites his daughters to push abortion, attacks pro-life group for highlighting his remarks
LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dustin Siggins

Posted on 03/26/2014 7:11:03 PM PDT by Morgana

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI, March 26, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A pro-life group's involvement in the Michigan race for the U.S. Senate is bringing abortion into what had previously been a race focused on the economy, the low popularity of President Obama in the state, and the Affordable Care Act.

On a website highlighting the pro-abortion record of Michigan Rep. Gary Peters, D-MI, the expected party nominee for U.S. Senate, Michigan Right to Life (MRTL) said that Peters “wants to make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters.” The statement is based on what Peters posted on Facebook on January 22, where he said that “as the father of 2 daughters, I want to make sure that critical health care choices are accessible, affordable, and protected.”

MRTL's statement has garnered criticism from Peters, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and the far-left media outlets Daily Kos and Think Progress. In an appearance last week on MSNBC, Peters said the statement was “absolutely outrageous,” and called it “absolutely unacceptable” that MRTL would “think that women are looking for cheap abortions.” He called upon MRTL to “quit making these kinds of outrageous comments about my teenage daughters.”

On Tuesday, Peters wrote an open letter to his likely GOP opponent, Terry Lynn Land, asking her to join him in not engaging in negative attacks using the children of the candidates. He also joined the DSCC in demanding Land rebuke MRTL for its statement.

Last week, in a statement to Huffington Post, MRTL Director of Information Pam Sherstad said she wondered “how Rep. Peters would conclude that Right to Life of Michigan has distorted his position on abortion by highlighting his voting record, his Facebook posts and his tweets.”

Land, who is backed by MRTL, has refrained from speaking on the controversy. She also did not join Peters' call for not using children in the campaign, though she did say that “as a mom, I know that Congressman Peters loves his children, and the rest of his family, every bit as much I love mine. As parents, we all are rightfully protective of our children particularly in a world where technology and social media has opened up our lives in a way that we never could have anticipated even ten years ago.”

She called upon the campaigns to focus on what “Michigan families deserve.” According to Land, this is “a spirited campaign focused on the issues that will determine the future of all our children, and not these silly sideshows that too often dominate the politics in Washington.”

According to Live Action Communications Director Drew Belsky, Peters' complaints should fall on deaf ears. “Rep. Peters decided to invoke his daughters in peddling taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, and now he presumes to cry foul at being called out on using his own girls as boosters for child-killing,” said Belsky.

Belsky said Peters' comments were reminiscent of President Obama's support for abortion in 2008. “It seems as though Rep. Peters doesn't want his daughters 'punished with a baby,' as Barack Obama famously put it. Hopefully Michiganders respond forcefully to this alarming sentiment, and defend the steps the Great Lakes State has taken to protect the innocent.”

Peters has long been an abortion supporter, and has strongly opposed a new measure in the state that bans insurers from offering abortion coverage in new insurance plans, including in cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother. Riders can be added to employer-based insurance for less than 50 cents per month. As part of Peters' record, MRTL points to his opposition to legislation in the House of Representatives that would have prevented sex-selective abortions.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; dailykos; deathpanels; demagogicparty; drewbelsky; dustinsiggins; garypeters; huffingtonpost; michigan; msnbc; obamacare; prolife; terrylynnland; thinkprogress; zerocare
“wants to make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters.”

Never mind safe and rare because abortion is not that.

1 posted on 03/26/2014 7:11:04 PM PDT by Morgana
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wants to make sure his grandchildren are killed and his daughters get poked as much as possible.
yup, great dad, and liberal.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT by willywill
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too bad it wasn’t cheap and accessible for his mother.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 7:14:21 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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"MRTL's statement has garnered criticism from Peters, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and the far-left media outlets Daily Kos and Think Progress.

So how many were there without Peters?

4 posted on 03/26/2014 7:15:49 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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Overall, it would be cheaper and more moral just to have him raise his daughters to be “stand up” rather than “stop and flop” type girls!


5 posted on 03/26/2014 7:23:11 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (History is about to be repeated in the Third World of Progressive intellectual and moral depravity.)
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Gary Peters probably doesn't sing this to his girls:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmC3rJR7E98

6 posted on 03/26/2014 7:43:15 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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So basically, he wants to make it cheap and easy to kill his own grandchildren.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 8:01:54 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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Maybe some day he will need to explain to his grandchildren why he wanted to make it really, really easy to have them murdered to advance his career.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 8:49:27 PM PDT by chiefqc
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"Are your parents pro-choice? I guess you got lucky."

I guess his daughters were lucky. I wonder how many of their siblings weren't.

9 posted on 03/26/2014 9:08:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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According to Live Action Communications Director Drew Belsky, Peters’ complaints should fall on deaf ears. “Rep. Peters decided to invoke his daughters in peddling taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, and now he presumes to cry foul at being called out on using his own girls as boosters for child-killing,” said Belsky.


well, well. Peters is faking outrage after invoking his own children.

His oppenent ought to say nothing while running Peters words in ads


10 posted on 03/26/2014 9:09:43 PM PDT by RginTN
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...Peters “wants to make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters.”

So it shouldn't be too costly to kill his grandchildren.

11 posted on 03/27/2014 8:17:03 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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