Brian Calley says Bill Schuette once supported abortion
A 1990 Detroit News article referenced a 1984 interview Schuette gave to the newspaper where he was quoted as saying the decision to abort is “best made between the parties involved and their medical and religious advisers,’ although he added he personally opposed abortions and public spending for them.”
— A 1984 article in the Detroit Free Press is virtually identical: “Schuette says he is personally opposed to abortion and would vote against the use of tax dollars for such operations, but ‘I think it should be an individual decision.’”
— Schuette’s hometown paper, the Midland Daily News, wrote in October 1984 he is “personally against abortion, but feels it should be a decision made by the women in consultation with doctors, family and religious counselors.” . .
— Calley’s ad would have been on far firmer ground declaring “Bill Schuette supported abortion rights” instead of saying he “supported abortion,” which is why Truth Squad cannot find the ad accurate. (Michigan Truth Squad)