Sarah Palin Calls Barack Obama "Absolutely Atrocious" by Supporting Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 10, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Sarah Palin: Barack Obama "Absolutely Atrocious" by Supporting Unlimited Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 10
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — With debate moderators not asking any questions of the candidates on abortion, pro-life advocates have been hoping John McCain and Sarah Palin would criticize Barack Obama’s pro-abortion record. In a national radio interview on Thursday, Palin did just that and called Obama’s record "atrocious."

During an interview with nationally syndicated radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, Palin described Obama’s view that abortions should be legal for any reason throughout pregnancy “absolutely atrocious."

Palin heavily criticized Obama’s votes in the Illinois legislature against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, a bill that would require hospital staff to provide medical care for infants who survive failed abortions.

“His position on this and on life has been his vote against legislation–three times voting against legislation that would provide medical care to a baby born having been a survivor of an abortion," the Alaska governor said.

Palin went back to the issue of abortion later in the interview and continued criticizing Obama for the votes on the anti-infanticide bill and also tagged him for opposing a ban on partial-birth abortions.

“It’s appalling enough I think even for those who are pro-abortion to understand that Barack Obama opposes banning partial-birth abortion because that’s quite extreme," Palin explained. "But for him to have had an opportunity to vote to allow a child born as a result of a botched abortion to receive the medical care that he or she deserves, born with that inalienable right to life."

"And yet he has sided on the wrong side three times — voting against legislation that would provide that medical care to the baby, that is the extreme position on abortion and Americans need to know that," Palin concluded.

Palin has become a darling of the pro-life community for not just saying she is pro-life, but living out her views.

She gave birth earlier this year to a Down syndrome baby, named Trig, despite statistics showing 90 percent of babies with the condition become victims of abortion.

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