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Jerry Costello Lies About Being Pro-Life

Jerry Costello's Lips Say "Pro-Life" but his Actions, Donations and Votes Say "Pro-Abortion" as shown by the money he gives to Pro-Abortion Democrats along with 100 Thousand Dollars to the Pro-Abortion Democratic Party!

 
PRLog - Oct. 3, 2010 - BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- Representative Jerry Costello (D-Belleville) has a history of saying one thing, but doing just the opposite.  His vote for the Healthcare Bill after telling the voters of the 12th District that he would not support it is a perfect example.
First, make no mistake about it, Rep. Costello voted for the Healthcare Bill, a healthcare bill that allows federal money to be spent on abortions.  And don’t be fooled by the smoke screen of the so called Presidential “executive order.”  If an executive order had any power, the President could have implemented the Healthcare Bill that way instead of having to go through Congress.  The “executive order” isn’t worth the paper it is printed on.
But as most things in this country, if you want real proof, follow the money.  The hard working Christian people of the 12th District donate their money to the Costello Campaign.  And he in turns takes that money and gives it to pro-choice candidates.  Here is the proof.  Costello’s four pages of campaign expenditures can be found here:  http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/expend.php?cycle=2...
Here is a brief sample of the candidates Rep. Costello has donated money to, all of which are rated 100% pro-choice by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), source, http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm:
Michael Capuano, MA-8, $2,000, voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion (Apr 2000)
Peter DeFazio, OR-4, $2,000, voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion (Apr 2000)                                          
Debbie Schultz, FL-20, $1,000, voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions (Apr 2005)                                                                                                              
Dina Titus, NV-3, $2,000, Endorsed by EMILY’s List, dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women (Sep 2010)                                                                                                                              
Phil Hare, IL-17, $3,000, Abortions always legal, except some partial birth abortions (Nov 2006)
Gabby Giffords, AZ-8, $2,000, Endorsed by EMILY’s List, dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women (Sep 2010)                                                          
Democratic Congressional Committee, $100,000
And there are more, go to…. http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/expend.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00004956&type=I
How can someone claim to be pro-life if he gives money to support candidates that believe in partial-birth abortions?  But Costello did find it in his heart to donate a whole $400 to Coats for Kids.
Costello sent out a flier where he accused his surging opponent, Teri Newman, of not being Pro-Life but when reached for comment Mrs. Newman said that her opponent would tell any lie he had to say in order to be re-elected for his 23rd year in Congress.
"What did you expect him to say?" she asked rhetorically when asked for her reaction to the flier.  "Did you think he was going to say "Gee, she's a great gal, smart as a whip and honest as the day is long and you should vote for her?" she continued.
"Jerry will lie until he's blue in the face to try and keep his seat, and when he doesn't have facts, he'll just make up his own. It's what he does--and if his lips are moving, he's lying."
The increasing desperation of the incumbent is apparent in his escalating attacks on the conservative Mrs. Newman as the desperate incumbent watches his support continue to slip away to the candid newcomer known for speaking her mind and being accessible to the residents of the 12th Congressional District.

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