Michigan

Senate Candidates: At a Glance

Gary Peters’ views on abortion are extreme.  Most Michiganders, whether pro-life or pro-choice, believes there should be reasonable restrictions on abortion to protect the health and safety of women and their unborn children, but Senator Gary Peters doesn’t think there should be any limits at all.

Throughout his career as a politician, Peters has voted for abortion on demand up to the moment of birth paid for by taxpayers.

John James

Pro-life Republican candidate
  • John James will vote to ensure taxpayers are never forced to pay for abortions

  • John James will vote to ensure equal medical care for infants born alive during a failed abortion attempt

  • John James will vote to protect unborn babies from late-term abortions after 20 weeks (more than halfway through pregnancy)

  • John James will vote to confirm judges who will respect the Constitution and interpret the law, not write the law

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John James said: “I am 100% Pro-Life. Always have been. Always will be.”1

At a campaign event in Lansing, Michigan, John James said:

“They want to do away with our children — 50 million dead since Roe v. Wade,” James said at the event. “That’s unacceptable. I have to recount, not to anybody in this room or anybody in Washington, but with the Lord. I want to hear seven words: Well done my good and faithful servant. Standing by and letting this genocide continue stands in the way of that happening.”

Footnotes

  1. 2018 Michigan Senate campaign website JohnJamesForSenate.com , Mar 2, 2018

Gary Peters

Current pro-abortion Democratic senator
  • Peters voted to force taxpayers to pay for abortions1

  • Peters voted against requiring lifesaving medical care for babies who survive abortion2

  • Peters voted repeatedly against legislation prohibiting abortions at 20 weeks (more than halfway through pregnancy)3

  • Peters voted against prohibiting sex-selective abortions

  • Peters opposed a ban on partial-birth abortions. In a partial-birth abortion, a baby is killed as it is being born5

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Footnotes

  1. S 109, Roll Call Vote #7, Rejected 48-47, Peters Voted Nay, 1/17/19; CQ Summary, Accessed 1/4/20
  2. S 311, Roll Call Vote #27, Rejected 53-44, Peters Voted Nay, 2/25/19; CQ Summary, Accessed 1/5/20
  3. H.R. 36, Roll Call Vote #268: Cloture Motion Rejected 54-42-4; R 51-2-1, D 3-39-3, I 0-2-0; 9/22/15, Peters Voted Nay
  4. H.R. 3541, Roll Call Vote #299: Motion To Suspend Rules And Pass Failed 246-168-17; R 226-7-8, D 20-161-9; 5/31/12, Peters Voted Nay
  5. “Attorney General’s Race,” The Muskegon Chronicle, 10/28/02

Meet the Presidential Candidates

President Donald J. Trump

Most pro-life president. Ever.
  • Appointed 193 judges including two Supreme Court justices

  • Cut Planned Parenthood’s Tax Funding by up to $60 Million

  • Stopped sending your tax dollars to overseas abortion organizations

  • Reversed an Obama-era rule that prevented states from defunding Planned Parenthood

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Joe Biden

Pro-abortion Democratic Nominee
  • Flip-flopped on forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions

  • Calls abortion a “constitutional right,” and promises to reverse all of President Trump’s pro-life policies

  • Would only nominate Supreme Court justices who support Roe v. Wade

  • Refused to Condemn China's One-Child Policy

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