Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) is hitting back after the Michigan chapter of the anti-abortion group Right To Life posted on a website that he wants to “make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters.”
“I’m proud to be the dad of two amazing teenage daughters, and I’m also proud of my record fighting to protect critical access to women’s health care,” Peters said in a statement on Thursday. “Women’s health care is a serious and significant point of contrast in the U.S. Senate race, and it is outrageous that [Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land’s] allies would cheapen this debate and distort my support for women’s health care. For Land’s special interest allies to include my teenage daughters in their attack crosses the line.”
The statement came in response to a new website Right To Life created attacking Peters (pictured) on his stance on abortion, reported by MLive. One part of the site read that Peters “Wants to make sure abortion is accessible and cheap for his daughters.” It continued:
On the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade (1/21/14), Peters wrote a Facebook update decrying restrictions on abortion and saying, “As the father of 2 daughters, I want to make sure that critical health care choices are accessible, affordable, and protected.”
You can see the entire website here.
In his statement, Peters went on to urge Land to condemn the attacks.