Democrats like nominee for State Representative, Terra Costa Howard, are choosing abortion as a key issue in the fight for state representative.  Representative Peter Breen is one of the strongest pro-life voices in Springfield and a top republican lawmaker.  CBS 2’s Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports Rep. Breen is under assault from pro-choice democrats who want to take him out.

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