Sarah Palin Responds to Emily’s List Attacking Pro-Life Women on Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 18, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Sarah Palin Responds to Emily’s List Attacking Pro-Life Women on Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
August 18
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — Sarah Palin, the pro-life former vice-presidential candidate, has responded to the new web site the pro-abortion group Emily’s List unveiled yesterday attacking her and pro-life women candidates. Palin calls the group a bunch of "radicals" who are wrong to attack other women over one issue.

The pro-abortion campaign includes a woman dressed in a bear costume attacking Palin and other pro-life women candidates, whom she has dubbed "mama grizzlies."

"Who hijacked the term ‘feminist’?’" Palin asked in a comment on Twitter. "A cackle of radicals who want to crucify other women with whom they disagree on a singular issue."

"It’s ironic and passe’," Palin added.

Palin also used a Facebook post to explain more about the “singular issue, abortion, she referred to on Twitter.

“I’m speaking of the issue of life. I feel compelled to offer some advice to our sisters who like to throw stones at those of us who respectfully disagree with them on this issue,” she wrote.

"First, ladies, it’s hard to take a critic seriously when they lecture you wearing a bear suit. But, that aside, I’d love to know where you got those get-ups. Halloween is just around the corner, and Piper and Trig would look adorable as little grizzly bears.”

Stephanie Schriock detailed the "Sarah Doesn’t Speak for Me" campaign during a press conference at the National Press Club on Tuesday.
The campaign will focus on a web site chronicling statements from Palin and pro-life women candidates like Senate nominees Carly Fiorina, Sharron Angle and others that the pro-abortion groups condemns.

In May, Palin touted "pro-women" conservatives who are, as she described, politically engaged "mamma grizzlies" against abortion and for traditional values.

"There’s a whole stampede of pink elephants," she said about the large number of pro-life women candidates seeking statewide and Congressional offices this year.

"If you thought pitbulls were tough, you don’t want to mess with mamma grizzlies," she said. "This year will be remembered as the year when common sense conservative women get things done for our country."

The idea behind the Emily’s List campaign is to play off of the high negative ratings Palin has among hardcore abortion advocates in the Democratic Party and use that opposition to drive up voter turnout in a campaign that appears as if it will result in a landslide result for pro-life advocates.

Responding to the new campaign, officials with the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life women’s political group, called it "backwards-looking."

"EMILY’s List is running scared — and it shows," said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser.

"Clearly, in this ‘Year of the Pro-Life Woman,’ which Sarah Palin helped make possible, women have found their political voices. Pro-life ‘Mama Grizzlies’ represent the majority of women across the country," she told

"We are looking for women leaders who affirm the best in women — who seek to include rather than exclude the rest of humanity as we find our fulfillment," said Dannenfelser. "EMILY’s List is busy perpetuating what it purports to abhor: using women candidates with whom they disagree as punching bags.

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