Songwriter Gretchen Peters Makes Anti-Sarah Palin, Pro-Abortion Donation

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 7, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Songwriter Gretchen Peters Makes Anti-Sarah Palin, Pro-Abortion Donation

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 7
, 2008

Nashville, TN ( — Songwriter Gretchen Peters recently added herself to the list of pro-abortion musicians because she’s upset Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin used her song "Independence Day" for her introductory music as she took to the podium at a rally following the debate last week.

Palin, the pro-life Alaska governor, used the song, which Peters wrote and country music singer Martina McBride recorded in 1994.

Saying the McCain-Palin campaign took her song out of context, Peters tells Country Music Television that she plans to donate all of her royalties from the song this year to Planned Parenthood.

Peters joins thousands of other abortion advocates who have recently made donations to the nation’s largest abortion business in Palin’s name.

“The fact that the McCain/Palin campaign is using a song about an abused woman as a rallying cry for their vice presidential candidate, a woman who would ban abortion even in cases of rape and incest, is beyond irony,” she says.

“They are co-opting the song, completely overlooking the context and message and using it to promote a candidate who would set women’s rights back decades," Peters claims.

"I’ve decided to donate the royalties from ‘Independence Day’ during this election cycle to Planned Parenthood, in Sarah Palin’s name. I hope with the additional income provided by the McCain/Palin campaign, Planned Parenthood will be able to help many more women in need," she told CMT.

This isn’t the first time Peters had made pro-abortion donations because of pro-life advocates using her song.

When national talk radio host Sean Hannity used the song on his program, Peters sent donations to the ACLU and the pro-abortion activist group MoveOn.

ACTION: Send your comments to Peters at Gretchen Peters, 1603 Horton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212 or send an email by going here. You can also email Peters representative Tamara Saviano at [email protected].

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