State Rep. Nominee Peter Breen: ...We have 1.2 million abortions [since Roe v. Wade in 1973] and 99% of them are for birth control purposes.
Tonight’s Chicago Metro North Shore edition of Public Affairs features Peter Breen (R-Lombard), Republican State Rep. nominee in the 48th District. The Public Affairs show airs every Monday and Wednesday night throughout ten North Shore suburbs at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19. The ten Chicago Metro North Shore suburbs included in that viewing area are Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
Topics discussed during the show include how an 11 year Republican incumbent (Rep. Sandy Pios) can lose a primary by voting against state employee pension reform and school choice and voting with and receiving campaign contributions from the teachers’ unions; how the House Republican Organization supported all incumbents-- irrespective of how they voted, citizen activist opposition to “Red light cameras,” Breen’s pro-life views, Breen’s efforts to hold abortion clinics to the same regulatory standards and enforcement as other outpatient facilities-and the opposition to same by the current Republican State Rep. in the 48th State House district-- Rep. Pihos; does the law have a place everywhere, including when, if ever, to have an abortion; is an abortion ever required to save the life of a mom?
Peter Breen: Much of our work [at the Thomas More Society] focuses on First Amendment, whether it’s free speech, whether it’s religious liberty; folks who were Republican Primary voters were very much concerned with the issues of freedom (those are general freedoms) and limiting government...
Jeff Berkowitz: Were they concerned with [principles like] “Free to Choose,” did you ever read this book by Milton and Rose Friedman?