Sarah Palin Says Obama Most Pro-Abortion President, Bashes Charlie Crist
by Steven Ertelt
August 27, 2010
Jacksonville, FL (LifeNews.com) — In a speech Thursday night delivered at a banquet to raise funds for an organization that uses the media to advance the pro-life perspective, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin labeled President Barack Obama as the most pro-abortion president in the nation’s history.
She also took at swipe at pro-abortion Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, now an independent Senate candidate, for vetoing a pro-life bill to allow women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child.
Palin said the ObamaCare health care plan Obama and his Democratic allies passed would lead to more abortions because of abortion funding it contains.
"The biggest advance of the abortion industry in America is the passage of Obamacare," Palin said, according to an AP report. "Elective abortions have nothing to do with health care. It’s about ending lives, not saving lives."
Obama, by many accounts, has become the most aggressive president in promoting the pro-abortion agenda and he has compiled a lengthy record funding abortions with taxpayer dollars both domestically and abroad.
Palin also took on Crist, who left the Republican Party when he realized he would lose the GOP Senate nomination to pro-life candidate Marco Rubio.
"Unfortunately your Republican governor," Palin said. She paused and added, "I don’t know if he wants to be one or is a Republican anymore" — which prompted a chorus of boos.
"Your governor, he decided to veto this pro-life bill," she said, according to AP, and then pointed out how Crist is hypocritical to call himself pro-life at the same time he vetoed a bill that would help reduce abortions and inform women. "He forgot that, when to comes to protecting the sanctity of life, actions speak louder than words."
The ultrasound bill has been a topic in the Florida Senate race, with Rubio criticizing Crist for vetoing the measure that has cut abortions in other states and given women information abortion centers don’t normally provide.
During the speech for Heroic Media, a pro-life group that relies on billboards, television ads and the Internet, Palin touched on the typical personal topics she does in many of her stump speeches, such as the birth of her mentally disabled son Trig.
"God will never give you anything you can’t handle," she said about what she told people before his birth, before adding that, during the pregnancy, she thought, "God, I think you’ve overestimated us this time."
"How in the world is this going to work? Does God really know what He’s doing?" she said she asked herself. Now, she knows "God does know what He’s doing."
Palin also said the experience of having a daughter with a teenage pregnancy helped strengthen her own pro-life views.
"What Bristol and I have been through has not changed my opinion, but it has changed my perspective," she said. "I understand what goes through a woman’s mind when she is presented with less-than-perfect circumstances."
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