Pro-Life Groups Excited John McCain Picks Sarah Palin, Both Oppose Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 29, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Groups Excited John McCain Picks Sarah Palin, Both Oppose Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 29
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Leading pro-life groups are excited about the prospects of a pro-life woman serving as the nation’s vice president and they are applauding John McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin is strongly pro-life and rejected an abortion when pregnant with a disabled baby.

“Sarah Palin is the whole package. There couldn’t be a better vice presidential pick,” says Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the Susan B. Anthony List.

“Women voters are electrified, and Sarah is someone who is truly in sync with the way real American women think," she told LifeNews.com right after the selection. "She is a reform-minded woman who will give all Americans, born and unborn, the authentic leadership they deserve.”

In 2006, the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund endorsed Palin for her in her race for governor.

Rev. Rob Schenck, an evangelical pro-life advocate who directs the National Clergy Council, also commented on the selection and said McCain made an excellent decision.

"Governor Palin is a committed and active Christian who takes her faith seriously and lives her pro-life and pro-family convictions," he said. "She adds moral strength to the ticket. This will go a long way in building important and strategic bridges for the McCain campaign."

Dannenfelser added that having Palin on the ticket will attract women voters and some of the Hillary Clinton supporters who aren’t happy with Barack Obama.

“The majority of American women support commonsense restrictions on abortion. Adding Palin to the GOP ticket will resonate with independent women voters nationwide," Dannenfelser told LifeNews.com. "By choosing the boldly pro-life Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has taken his stand as the one true, authentic pro-life ticket.”

Related web sites:
Susan B. Anthony List – https://www.sba-list.org

 

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