(LIFENEWS) — The mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan was the keynote speaker at a fundraising event for the Planned Parenthood abortion business, where he defended taxpayer funding for the organization that does more than 25 percent of the abortions nationwide.

However, his defense of taxpayer funding for the abortion giant is not what is making waves today — instead, a comment about pro-life advocates is upsetting pro-life people. In talking about funding the group, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell used a derogatory term to refer to pro-life people.

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