In a speech in Texas last night, former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion president in the history of the nation.
In an appearance with pro-life Texas Gov. Rick Perry at a fundraiser for a pro-life group, she described Obama as “the most pro-abortion president to occupy the White House.”
A CNS News report indicates Palin also described the ObamaCare health care reform law as the “mother of all unfunded mandates” that will allow taxpayer funding of abortions.
She also applauded Perry and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for supporting a lawsuit seeking to overturn ObamaCare — “Good for them, because we have to fight back against this federal power grab,” Palin said.
Palin, the former governor of Alaska, has become a national conservative phenomenon supporting pro-life candidates across the country in the 2010 elections and continuing to keep her name in the limelight talking about political issues, writing a popular book, and keeping herself and her family in the media eye.
But the question on the minds of many Americans is whether she will take on Obama by seeking the GOP nomination for president in 2012. She’s previously said she would if no other better candidate steps forward, and she was coy with her audience on Wednesday night, CNS indicated.
Palin told stories about her family and said people have heard so many of them before.
“I need to run for office just so I have more material to share in my speeches,” she said.
This is the second time Palin and Perry have appeared at an event for Heroic Media, a north Texas pro-life group that raises funds for educational television commercials. Palin used the same line then to say Obama was the most pro-abortion president ever.
She said then that Heroic Media celebrates the “heroism of motherhood” and she described her “personal journey as a mom” of a child who has Down syndrome.
“God knows what he’s doing,” she said. “He’s not going to overwhelm us with something we can’t handle.”
She added that after Roe v. Wade, “we were told to sit down and shut up, but instead you went rogue” — a reference to her popular autobiography, Going Rogue.