Former VP Candidate Sarah Palin Will Headline Pro-Life Event in Ohio in March

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 8, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Former VP Candidate Sarah Palin Will Headline Pro-Life Event in Ohio in March

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 8
, 2010

Columbus, OH (LifeNews.com) — Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will headline a pro-life rally in Ohio this coming March. Her appearance on behalf of Ohio Right to Life will mark her third appearance at a major pro-life event since 2008, when she ran with John McCain against pro-abortion candidate Barack Obama.

Ohio Right to Life informed LifeNews.com today that Palin will be its featured speaker at a rally on Friday, March 5 at the Aladdin Shrine Center at Easton in Columbus.

The $40 general event ticket price will benefit the Ohio Right to Life Society as it lobbies and educates on the pro-life perspective across the state.

The pro-life group is also selling tickets for a private reception with Palin that features admission to that portion of the event, onstage seating, a copy of Palin’s new book Going Rogue, and a picture of the potential 2012 presidential candidate.

In November, Palin rallied thousands of pro-life advocates at a gala event sponsored by Wisconsin Right to Life. There, she urged strong support for the pro-life position on abortion and end-of-life issues.

Palin told the pro-life advocates that the same ideology that brought abortion on demand and 50 million abortions is bringing discrimination against the elderly and disabled.

She worries that if some lawmakers have a mindset that says unborn children are expendable “perhaps the same mind-set applies to other persons.”

“What may they feel about an elderly person who doesn’t have a whole lot of productive years left,” Palin asked the approximately 5,000 people who attended.

“In order to save government money, government health care has to be rationed… [so] than this elderly person that perhaps could be seen as costing taxpayers to pay for a non-productive life? Do you think our elderly will be first in line for limited health care?" Palin asked.

“And what about the child who perhaps isn’t deemed normal or perfect per someone’s subjective measure of their use or questionable purpose in the eyes of a panel of bureaucrats making our healthcare decisions for us,” she continued.

Before that, in April, Palin appeared at what is billed as the largest pro-life banquet in the nation in Evansville, Indiana.

She captured the attention of nearly 3,000 pro-life advocates in a speech that was the first major public event during 2009 featuring her.

Palin criticized pro-abortion President Barack Obama for his rapidly growing pro-abortion record and she challenged the idea that abortion is the only solution for women — even during a time of financial distress.

Palin created a special closeness with the audience when she took time to look inward and focus on her own pro-life choices in life — when she and her husband decided to give birth to a baby with Down syndrome in an era when 90 percent of babies with the condition die in abortions.

"The moment he was born, I knew that moment my prayers had been answered," Palin said. "Trig is a miracle. He is the best thing that ever happened to me and I want other women to have that opportunity."

"I know for sure my son is perfect just as he is, made in the image of God," she said. “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on."

Related web sites:
Ohio Right to Life – https://www.OhioLife.org

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