Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: her actual abortion record and rhetoric is shocking to the conscience.
Posted on 06/05/2011 10:07:28 AM PDT by jobim
As a Candidate whom Many Pro-lifers Would Like to Support: her actual abortion record and rhetoric is shocking to the conscience in that Sarah Palin:
- happily appointed in 2009 a Planned Parenthood board member to the Alaska Supreme Court
- indicates that chemical abortifacients that kill the youngest children should be legal
- distinguishes between her "personal" and public pro-life views (personally pro-life means officially pro-choice)
- rather than fighting for protection, Sarah indicates support even for public funding to kill some unborn children - whitewashes other candidates misleading millions to believe that pro-choice politicians are pro-life
- allows her name to be used in ads promoting even tax-funded embryonic stem cell "research"
- harms personhood by holding that "equal protection" should not apply to unborn children
- has never announced support for any state's personhood amendment nor the Federal Human Personhood Amendment
- opposes personhood by claiming that the majority can decide to legalize the killing of children.
In her vice-presidential acceptance speech Sarah said, "there is a time for politics and a time for leadership."1 During the above, which time was it for her? Sources below document Sarah Palin's tragic record and political rhetoric.
Sarah Palin claims to be personally pro-life but her words and actions prove that she is officially pro-choice and stands against the God-given right to life of the unborn. Even if Roe v. Wade were reversed, Palin says she would still leave the decision to kill children to others.
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that first point is false. Alaska is a state where the Governor get to pick from a list of approved candidates. She was given two, and she picked the best of the 2 liberals
as gov she was told to pick one of two choices for supreme court. both were liberal. she had no choice...
the reason why I know she picked the best of 2 liberals is because the other guy who she didn’t pick went to the media and trashed her.
Written by a RomneyBot
This article is a hit-piece as proved by this line:
Allowed Herself to be Used to Promote Embryonic Research: As soon as she became a vice-presidential running mate, Sarah Palin was used to promote the tax-funded embryonic stem cell research that McCain promotes,which is the fatal dissecting and harvesting of the bodies of the tiniest boys and girls for grisly research.
I first want to see thorough documentation.
Maybe Sarah will visit Salem, MA on her bus tour to appease the “holier than thou” crowd, who search far and wide to find fault with her despite reality.
Can I get the “Oh geez, not this sh#t again” guy?
Why do RomneyBots et al keep trotting out the same lies?
Apparently because it works - they duped another freeper (jobim here) yet again.
Look, abortion of children is an important issue, but right now I’m rather worried about the abortion of America.
While it’s certainly fair to question her, or anyone’s, voting record and views on this or any other subject - the tortured language in this piece gives away the fact that it’s a “hit piece” and not a “think piece.” For that reason, it will not be effective.
How many times are we supposed to debunk this nonsense? I mean we’ve been reading this idiocy for years now. I thought there could be nothing more irrational than what we have seen with the Bush Derangement Syndrome. I was wrong.
check this out
What happens is an elite committee picks their cronies to be judges. Usually they'll advance three names to the governor who then picks the winner.
No matter who the governor picks it's going to be one of the cronies of the commission members. The governor's only choice is to pick the least offensive and evil of the nominees.
These commission systems should be abolished. A civilized democratic country extends the franchise as far as possible. Eliminating eskimos, blacks, indians and women from the franchise of people eligible to vote for judges is UN AMERICAN!
Yeah. Sara Palin is pro choice. That’s the ticket.
Look what they are trying to do to Sarah.
This website has been throughly dismissed before on FR as half-truths, falsehoods and lies on Palin and others including Billy Graham! The people on this site support no one but Alan Keyes and some supporters of him were the ones pushing this site against Palin earlier this year
This list is a pack of lies. You need to find new reading material.
You just can't avoid that when it comes to the McCains. Look at his daughter "Chunks" McCain ~ now you don't expect you'd get something like that without some excessive beer consumption.
When you scratch the McCains it's all about the beer!
People like to ignore facts. You, of course, are correct. By law she had to choose one of the two choices.
Every point is false. This is a Romney-camp salvo that will soon blow up in his face. Romney is the candidate who will have some ‘splainin’ to do on this issue.
She didn't do that ~ such is the conditions under which pro-Life people must operate in this evil time.
I would say that he is the only exhibit needed.
you should remove this astroturf before I report it.
I used to support RTL but felt they had become too political and shifted support elsewhere about 15 years ago. I now donate to Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life.
You posted it, what are your thoughts?
There does not seem to be an author to this article, I wonder why?
I love that picture. It is such a beautiful, tender moment.
As many have posted the first item is false, and due the laws of the state, but to me the most important point in this is that the author hadn’t the guts to post their name to it.
What the heck?
She is quasi Western Libertarian from the Goldwater School and will disappoint many Social Conservatives.
Her redeeming quality for SoCons is that she walks the walk in her personal life and would relegate socials issues to the States under the 10th Amendment.
Californians can smoke pot and Alabama can outlaw abortion.
Come to think of it, that's a PROPER reading of the Constitution.
Which is a debunked myth. Christen was a board member of an adoption promoting group almost a decade before Planned Parenthood bought them out. They were not part of Planned Parenthood when she was a board member. Planned Parenthood is not on Christen's resume nor is there any record at PP of Christen being on their board. PLUS, the word 'happily' is some creative editorializing as Palin only had two choices and the other choice was a rabid leftist greeny.
Unless jobim decides to enter the discussion, I’m concluding that he purposely posted this as a hit piece. Others have noted the piece doesn’t name an author, and the poster should at least post the actual sources these allegations.
The NEW feminism is telling women they are capable and strong. An if keeping a child isn't possible, adoption is a beautiful choice. It's about empowering women to make REAL CHOICES, not forcing them to accept false ones. It's about compassion and letting these scared young women know that there will be some help there for them to raise their children in those less-than-ideal circumstances.
I believe this so strongly because I've been there. I never planned on being the mother of a son with special needs. I thought, "God will never give me something I can't handle."
"That's you, baby," I whispered to Piper [my 7-year-old daughter], as I have every year since she smiled for the picture as an infant. She popped another cloud of cotton candy into her mouth and looked nonchalant. Still the pro-life poster child at the State Fair. Ho-hum.Well, I still thought it was a nice shot, as I did every time I saw it on its advertisements and fund-raiser tickets. It reminded me of the preciousness of life.
It also reminded me of how impatient I am with politics. A staunch advocate of every child's right to be born, I was pro-life enough for the grassroots RTL folks to adopt Piper as their poster child, but I wasn't politically connected enough for the state GOP machine to allow the organization to endorse me in early campaigns.
But the debate moderator decided to personalize his hypotheticals with a series of "what if..." questions:
Q: If a woman were, say, raped...
A: I would choose life.
Q: If your daughter were pregnant...
A: Again, I would choose life."
Q: If your teenage daughter got pregnant...
A: I'd counsel a young parent to choose life & consider adoption.
I calmly repeated my answers to all o his "what-ifs," then looked pointedly to my right and my left, to one opponent, then the other. Then I returned to the moderator and said, "I'm confident you'll be asking the other candidates these same questions, right?" Of course, he didn't.
I turned to the nurse, and my eyes said more than words could have. She said, "we can't treat him until you sign consent forms because he's a minor." Of course I understood, but I still fumed inside. I even wondered out loud about why this big, strapping, nearly grown man who was overcome with pain couldn't even get a drink of water without parental consent, yet a 13-year-old girl could undergo a painful, invasive, and scary abortion and no parent even had to be NOTIFIED. The nurse seemed to agree with me, and on the spot I mentally renewed my commitment to help change Alaska's parental notification law so that our daughters would have the same support and protection we give to our children in other medical situations.
I quickly prayed about this surreal situation. I could hear the critics now: "She'll be distracted from state business."
I sighed and stared at the ceiling. And for a split second it hit me: "I'm out of town. No one knows I'm pregnant. No one would ever have to know." It was a fleeting thought, a sudden understanding of why many women feel pressured to make the "problem" go away. Yes, the timing of this pregnancy wasn't ideal. But that wasn't the baby's fault. I knew, though, what goes through a woman's mind when she finds herself in a difficult situation. At that moment, I was thankful for right-to-life groups that affirm the value of the child.
I then explained what I used as criteria for my judicial appointments, and that I chose judges who were strict constitutional constructionists, since those who were not often undermined public trust by making law from the hip.
"Alaska follows the Missouri Plan," I explained. That system of judicial appointments was designed to remove political biases from the process, but instead adds to it by limiting governors to a small group of appointees to choose from. The woman I nominated didn't pass the litmus test he wanted to apply, but the other guy wouldn't have passed it either.
A: Yes. Use me as the example of why you should, even more admittedly. My daughter, of course she is 18 years old, but has really been forced to grow up very quickly now and starting her own family and you know, life has changed so quickly for her. But if we can use this, and if my daughter Bristol can use her story as a kind of teaching tool for others, then so be it. Let us do that.
A: I do. Yeah, I do.
Q: The cornerstone of Roe v. Wade.
A: I do. And I believe that individual states can best handle what the people within the different constituencies in the 50 states would like to see their will ushered in an issue like that.
A: I think it should be a states issue not a federal government-mandated, mandating yes or no on such an important issue. Im, in that sense, a federalist, where I believe that states should have more say in the laws of their lands and individual areas. Now, foundationally, its no secret that Im pro-life that I believe in a culture of life is very important for this country. Personally thats what I would like to see further embraced by America.
Former state Rep. Eric Croft, a Democrat, sponsored a state law requiring cities to provide th examinations free of charge to victims. He said the only ongoing resistance he met was from Wasilla, where Palin was mayor from 1996 to 2002. It was one of those things everyone could agree on except Wasilla, Croft said. We couldnt convince the chief of police to stop charging them.
Alaskas Legislature in 2000 banned the practice of charging women for rape exam kits -- which experts said could cost up to $1,000. Some supporters of Palin say they believe she had no knowledge of the practice. But critics call it outrageous and question Palins commitment to helping women who are the victims of violence.
Alaska has the worst record of any state in rape. The rape rate in Alaska is 2.5 times the national average.
A: Im pro-life. Ill do all I can to see every baby is created with a future and potential. The legislature should do all it can to protect human life.
Palin signed House Bill 29 into law today. The Safe Haven for Infants Act passed the State House in May and passed the Senate on Jan. 19. The bill allows a parent to safely surrender a newborn child without the threat of prosecution, as long as there is no evidence the infant has been physically injured.
Without penalty, a parent may leave the infant in the physical custody of a peace officer, physician or hospital employee, or a volunteer or employee of a fire station or emergency medical service. All children deserve to begin their lives in a loving, protective family, Governor Palin said. When that fails, it is our job as a state to make sure that children are protected.
The Commissioner of Health and Social Services said, Unfortunately, abandonment of infants has occurred in Alaska. It is our hope that the passage of the Safe Haven act has ended that forever.
Palin said she would support abortion only if the mothers life was in danger. When it came to her daughter, she said, I would choose life.
Knowles, responding to the scenario involving his daughter, said he would counsel her and talk to her, but it would be her decision. I would love her and support her no matter what decision she made, he said
A: Under this hypothetical scenario, it would not be up to the governor to unilaterally ban anything. It would be up to the people of Alaska to discuss and decide how we would like our society to reflect our values.
A: I oppose the use of public funds for elective abortions.
Palin said last month that no woman should have to choose between her career, education and her child. She is pro-contraception and said shes a member of a pro-woman but anti-abortion group called Feminists for Life. I believe in the strength and the power of women, and the potential of every human life, she said.
A: I am pro-life. With the exception of a doctors determination that the mothers life would end if the pregnancy continued. I believe that no matter what mistakes we make as a society, we cannot condone ending another life.
...at that, pretty much all of this is false. I guess this group doesn’t mind the whole ‘bearing false witness’ thing.
Because to belong is to obey...
what complete and utter hogwash. Is that you pissant?
If this is a RomneyBot, we have nothing to worry about. The Romney Life Issues page on this sight absolutely skewers him. Romney has done some totally outrageous things for being a Pro-Life candidate. Myth is a lying phony.
I don’t know the truth of the rest of the statements, but after the first statement the credibility of the rest of the article is in doubt.
“Lie in one, lie in all.”
Here’s a piece of advice son. Don’t believe unsourced articles with anonymous authors.
Why would you automatically assume that just because it is on the internet it is true? A little discernment goes a long way. Just from the way they throw in editorialized wording like "'happily' appointed" should be a red flag it is agenda based instead of factual based.
Connections to the familiar AIP promoted here by our friend, Eternal Vigilance.
Alan Keyes planning another run?