Here's an excerpt from one of the sources with a purported interview of Gretchen Peters -- Nashville Cream.
Nashville Cream: For those who don’t know the story, how was it that you came to donate money to Planned Parenthood in Sarah Palin’s name?Songwriter Gretchen Peters Makes Anti-Sarah Palin, Pro-Abortion Donation
Gretchen Peters: It was the night Sarah Palin debated Joe Biden. I got a call late that night from my booking agent, and she said, “Did you see what’s happened?” And I had no idea what she was talking about, but apparently Sarah Palin walked out on the podium to my song, to “Independence Day,” as her rallying cry. It wasn’t the first use of the song, obviously — or misuse I should say — by the Republican party or the right wing or any political faction for that matter. Although I’d never heard of anybody on the other side doing that. But it was, I guess, the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. I started to realize that probably there were a lot of people that thought that that really was a song about politics or patriotism or something like that, and that really got under my skin, because, of course, that’s not what it’s about.
GP: I happened to be working with Tamara Saviano at the time on an album release, and I called her up, because she’s a publicist, and I said, “What do you think I can do about this? Can I make a statement? Can I issue a press release? Will anybody give a shit?” [Chuckles] And she had heard about this campaign, which was kind of under the radar at that point. Because there had been such a campaign against Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive rights in general, and Sarah Palin was sort of at the forefront of that, there were people that were donating in her name. And she suggested that I might think about that. And I thought, “That’s a really positive way of making the statement that I want to make and also maybe helping out and encouraging other people to help out.” … I decided to donate the money from the campaign season, from that point until the election — the royalties from the song. And I was not ready in any way, shape or form for the amount of: A) ink that it got, and B) hate mail that I got. I had no idea it would cause that much of a stir. … But the good thing is it caught on and other people started donating. I didn’t invent the idea, but I think I did kind of bring it to the forefront. And they raised a million dollars in that period. And they needed it. It was sorely needed. So that was my dust-up with Sarah Palin.
by Steven Ertelt | WASHINGTON, DC | LIFENEWS.COM | 10/7/08 9:00 AM
"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 Tamara@ellis-creative.com.
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