Sarah Palin is Dangerous? Only For The Pro-Abortion Status Quo and Its Backers

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 24, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Sarah Palin is Dangerous? Only For The Pro-Abortion Status Quo and Its Backers

by Maria Vitale Opinion Columnist
November 24, 2009 Note: Maria Vitale is an opinion columnist for She is the Public Relations Director for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation and Vitale has written and reported for various broadcast and print media outlets, including National Public Radio, CBS Radio, and AP Radio.

"Is she dangerous?” The headline blared from “Entertainment Tonight,” and referred to hockey mom-turned-political star Sarah Palin. The theme was repeated in a fundraising e-mail from the Democratic National Committee.

What exactly is so dangerous about a woman who, at the present time, holds no political office and has none of the visible trappings of national power?

Palin poses a threat to the status quo because she is a woman with high name recognition who dares to go against the abortion establishment. She is pro-life to the core, both in word and in deed. And, even though Roe v. Wade has been on the books now for close to 37 years, she is the woman who could bring it down.

A Palin Administration would no doubt appoint justices to the U.S. Supreme Court who believed in a strict constructionist view of the Constitution. They would be the kind of men and women who wouldn’t see entitlements where none exist, including the so-called “right to abortion.”

But even if she never won the White House, Sarah Palin could help bring down the Berlin Wall known as Roe. Celebrity is a powerful spokesman, and Palin has achieved rock star-like status among ordinary folks. By giving birth to a child while Governor of Alaska, Palin showed that women don’t have to sacrifice their children in order to have a career.

While 90 percent of prenatal diagnoses of Down syndrome result in abortion, Palin bucked the trend by choosing life for a special needs child.

In her best-selling book, Going Rogue, Palin writes, “I see photos of Trig and can recognize the physical traits that let all Downs children look like brothers and sisters, the characteristics that may puzzle some who, just like me a few months prior, don’t yet understand. But looking at these children in real life, we see only perfection.”

Why would one want to kill perfection through abortion?

Palin has also shown middle-aged women that your teenage daughter can have a baby and you can not only survive, but thrive. While recognizing the problem of teenage pregnancy, the Palin family showed that the compassionate response is not abortion, but care and support. Definitely a dangerous idea in the minds of pro-abortion zealots, who believe in abortion any time for any reason.

As she reflects in her book about being vetted as a Vice-Presidential candidate, Palin notes that she “reiterated that I was solidly pro-life and hoped they would never try to temper my position on the issue.”

Those are dangerous words for those who have spent their lives pushing the lie that abortion liberates women to be all that they can be. Sarah Palin has proven that abortion is not necessary to get ahead…that a Down syndrome baby is too precious to abort…and that women facing unexpected pregnancies need love and encouragement, not a cold-hearted offer to kill their children.

Sarah Palin is the abortion industry’s worst nightmare, and one of the greatest hopes for pre-born children and their mothers. She doesn’t have to wait until 2012 to strike a blow to the culture of death. She already has.

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