Palin Goes After Obama on Abortion

October 12, 2008

Dan Nephin of the AP reports:


Palin said she and Republican presidential candidate John McCain would be “defenders of the culture of life.” She opposes abortion in all cases except where the pregnancy threatens the woman’s life.

Alaska’s governor also touched upon common campaign themes during her speech to about 5,000 supporters in Johnstown, but she focused on children with special needs and then abortion. Palin, whose infant son, Trig, has Down syndrome, said she and McCain would make protecting such children a priority.

“Every child has something to contribute … if we give them that chance,” she said.


Palin called Obama’s ideas and votes on abortion “radical.”

“In short, Sen. Obama is a politician who has long since left behind even the middle ground on the issue of life. He’s fighting with those who won’t protect a child born alive,” she said.

“A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for activist courts that will continue to smother the open and democratic debate that we deserve and that we need on this issue of life – that’s OK, that debate – at both the state and federal level,” she said.

I love Palin so much. She needs to keep bringing up this issue.  A debate is necessary on the issue of abortion and it should be at the state level. The Roe v. Wade court improperly made this into a federal issue and while we have made significant inroads since then, with the help of Jane Roe among others.

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