Sarah Palin: We Won’t Get Over Abortion, Real Women’s Advocates Pro-Life
by Steven Ertelt
January 21, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has a message for the mainstream media and abortion advocates. In a new note encouraging pro-life advocates at the March for Life, the former Alaska governor says pro-life people won’t "get over" abortion because abortions hurt women.
Palin starts the message, shared with her more than one million fans on FaceBook, with encouragement for the hundreds of thousands at the March for Life.
"Tomorrow the 37th annual March for Life will occur in Washington, D.C. January is a tough month to schedule a march in Washington, but every year hundreds of thousands of everyday Americans from across our nation brave the cold weather on the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision to bear a positive witness to the culture of life," Palin writes.
Palin then swings into her message for the media.
"In the years following Roe, we were told that the issue was no longer open for debate and that we should get over it and move on. But we couldn’t get over the stirrings of our conscience or move on from an issue that cuts to the heart of who we are as a nation," she says.
"Affirming the dignity and worth of every innocent human life and defending the defenseless are fundamental American values. With that in mind, this peaceful, hopeful grassroots crowd of individuals, families and students comes to our capital every year to remind us that every innocent life is beautiful, precious and full of potential," Palin continues.
The former governor applauds dedicated pro-life people and says they are doing more than merely speaking up against abortion.
"These warrior souls come to show their dedication to the weakest among us: those with special needs, women without anyone to turn to, and children without a voice. They run the helpful pregnancy resource centers, the counseling hotlines, the foster care facilities, the adoption services, and countless other outreach programs that offer compassionate assistance and friendship to women who are struggling," Palin says.
"I know from experience the joy and blessings that come from embracing life, and I know how important their work is in helping women choose life despite less than ideal circumstances," she continues.
The potential 2012 presidential candidate underscores the pro-woman aspects of the pro-life perspective and says those who oppose abortion better represent women than pro-abortion groups.
"The pro-life movement is pro-women, and it empowers women with the message that we are strong enough and smart enough to be able to pursue education, vocations and avocations while giving life to a child," she writes today.
"This movement is largely run by women. In fact, many of the earliest leaders of the womens rights movement were pro-life women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul, the author of the original Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, who said, ‘Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women,’" the Feminists for Life member adds.
Palin writes: "Today, more and more young women agree with these feminist foremothers, for they know in their hearts that the culture of life empowers women by offering them real choices. Unfortunately, rather than portray this positive message, the media often focuses on divisions among Americans on this issue. But this annual rally is not about anger and controversy; its about a huge grassroots effort to make our voices heard in support of women and their children."
Palin closes by encouraging people who, like her, are unable to participate in the March for Life, to engage in an alternative.
"Though I can’t be in Washington tomorrow, my heart is with the marchers. Those of us who can’t be there can still join them online at the Virtual March for Life. Please follow the link and join the tens of thousands of your fellow Americans who are already marching online. Together we can bear witness to the beauty and blessings of the culture of life," she closes.
Related web sites:
Virtual March for Life – https://www.virtualmarchforlife.com
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