Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mark Schauer picks extreme pro-abortion Lisa Brown as running mate

Mark Schauer, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for governor, has selected Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as his running mate. In nominating Lisa Brown to run as his lieutenant governor, Schauer has picked one of the most pro-abortion politicians in the state of Michigan.

While in the Michigan State House in 2010, Brown was one of only 9 legislators to oppose H.B. 4406. This legislation includes Hispanic ethnicity in abortion reports which are submitted to the Michigan Department of Community Health. The bill passed the state house by a vote of 98-9, passed the state senate by a vote of 37-0 and was signed by Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Brown also voted no on Michigan’s Partial-birth Abortion Ban Act in 2011. The legislation passed the house by a vote of 75-34 and passed the senate by a vote of 29-9. In the partial-birth abortion procedure, the woman’s cervix is dilated over a period of three days. On the third day, the infant is delivered feet first up to the neck. Then while the infant’s head is still inside the birth canal, the child is killed. The skull is collapsed and the now-dead infant is delivered.

She also opposed legislation known as the “Prolife Bus” which required abortion clinics be licensed and inspected, prohibited “webcam” abortions, require abortion clinics to screen women for possible coercion and require abortion clinics to dispose of the bodies of aborted children in a humane manner. The legislation passed overwhelming by margins of 72-35 in the state house and 27-10 in the state senate.

Brown's advocacy for abortion may have even impacted how she treated her employees. In 2012, a former employee of Brown’s alleged Brown fired her because of her pregnancy.
Caughey said that she had begun working for Brown in January 2009 and had a good working relationship before announcing that she had become pregnant in early March.

Shortly thereafter, she said Brown made her "feel very uncomfortable" with unprofessional behavior, including an incident in which she says Brown made a vulgar suggestion alluding to abortion.

"She was looking out of a window at the Capitol lawn, where there was a pro-life rally happening. She kept saying to me, 'those people disgust me,'" Caughey said. "She told me, 'I should take you down there and walk behind you with a coat hanger.'"