Leading Pro-Life Women Stand Up to Latest Round of Attacks on Sarah Palin

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 6, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Leading Pro-Life Women Stand Up to Latest Round of Attacks on Sarah Palin

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 6
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Now that the elections are over and their candidate came in on the losing side of the vote, former staffers for John McCain and other unnamed Republican insiders are attacking pro-life running mate Sarah Palin. But two leading pro-life women aren’t standing up for this latest round of bashing.

The attacks have renewed the debate over Palin’s clothing during the campaign and unnamed sources have attack Palin claiming she doesn’t know basic political facts and information.

But pro-life women leaders won’t let stand the attacks on one of their own.

As someone who could be the party’s standard bearer in 2012, Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse of Concerned Women for America and Jane Abraham of the Susan B. Anthony List want to make sure the reputation of the pro-life Alaska governor stays intact.

"With the Presidential election over, the news media is turning its attention to Sarah Palin, coverage that will guarantee headlines and generate on-air time for those reporters who continue in their politics of personal destruction," Crouse told LifeNews.com.

"It is amazing the lengths to which some people will go to destroy anyone who stands for moral principles, especially those who are pro-life," Crouse added.

Sarah Palin, the newest star on the political horizon and the most natural campaigner since Ronald Reagan, is not only a Republican, she is also a woman. She is not only a woman, she is a conservative woman. She is not only a conservative woman, she is a Christian conservative woman," Crouse explained.

"It is entirely predictable, but unconscionable, that the media would consider her fair game for personal destruction," she said.

Dannenfelser chimed in and said she thinks Palin will be successful despite the continued attacks on her and the attempt to make her a scapegoat in McCain’s loss.

“Despite the unfounded vitriol and criticism, Governor Palin’s success will endure," she told LifeNews.com.

"Sarah Palin’s success story is just beginning and it will take more than some baseless remarks from a few malcontents to stop her rise in American politics," she added. "Governor Palin will continue to influence American politics: her reputation as a … voice for modern American women balancing work and family cannot and will not be ignored.”

SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser said the 40,000 members of Team Sarah, a coalition of pro-life women who came together during the campaign to support Governor Palin, will speak up in her defense.

“As soon as the post-election criticism and blaming began, Team Sarah members reasserted their commitment to and defense of America’s brightest female political star," she said.

"She has inspired millions, and her audience of enthusiastic support will only grow in the future," Dannenfelser said.

Crouse said the attacks on Palin and other pro-life advocates will come back to haunt the media.

"They must realize, however, that their bias and distortions all but destroyed their credibility during the 2008 presidential campaign," she told LifeNews.com.

"Now, major newspapers are cutting staff, network viewership is declining, and more and more people are bypassing the mainstream media in an effort to find the truth. If the mainstream media continues with their politics of personal destruction, they are earning their own destruction."

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