Sarah Palin: Barack Obama Trying to "Pretty Up" His Extreme Abortion Record
by Steven Ertelt
October 20, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — In a weekend interview, Alaska governor and John McCain running mate Sarah Palin again highlighted Barack Obama’s abortion views. Palin accused Obama of trying to "pretty up" his record during the presidential debate last week even though he supports unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy.
Palin made the comments in an interview with CBN News senior correspondent David Brody.
"I think the most troubling issue that I know of that Barack Obama is completely the other side of John McCain and that I am on is, is the abortion issue because his abortion stance is so extreme," Palin said.
"It’s so, so far left that it’s way out of the mainstream. I think he’s in some sense succeeded in trying to package up, and pretty-up some of his policies to make them look mainstream even on abortion," the governor added.
Palin says she hopes more is done to educate voters between now and the November 4 election to show them how out of step Obama’s abortion views are with most Americans.
"American voters have got to realize his opposition to parental consent, his opposition to a ban on partial birth abortion and most troubling his opposition to the child born alive act," she said, referring to Obama’s four votes against a measure in the Illinois legislature that would provide medical care for newborns who survive failed abortions.
"But to withhold medical intervention for a baby who is born alive as a result of a botched abortion and to allow that child to die without the medical intervention that child deserves — it’s appalling to me and I think it should concern voters," she said.
Palin said it is "mild" to say that Obama’s pro-abortion record is "quite concerning."
"I think they just need to know of that record, and it’s not mean spirited and it’s not negative campaigning to call somebody out on their record, so that record of extreme, extreme position taken on abortion, I think should be discussed and considered," Palin concluded.
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