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Sarah Palin: I Had to 'Walk the Walk' (talking about Trig's Down Syndrome Diagnosis)
ABC News ^ | April 17, 2009 | Kate Snow

Posted on 04/17/2009 8:09:31 AM PDT by lewisglad

In front of an audience of nearly 3,000 anti-abortion rights advocates in Evansville, Ind., Palin described in detail how she struggled with her fifth pregnancy last year and choked up when she spoke about Trig's birth.

"It was a time when I had to ask myself was I gonna walk the walk or I was gonna talk the talk," Palin said.

She said she learned she was pregnant with Trig while she was out of the state at an oil and gas conference.

"There, just for a fleeting moment, I thought, I knew, nobody knows me here. Nobody would ever know. I thought, wow, it is easy. It could be easy to think maybe of trying to change the circumstances. No one would know. No one would ever know."

Ultimately, Palin said she realized she had to stay true to what she'd been saying for years -- that "life is valuable because it is ordained."

"I had just enough faith to know that trying to change the circumstances wasn't any answer," Palin said.

But the governor said the experience gave her an appreciation for what women and girls facing unwanted pregnancies go through.

"I do understand what these women, what these girls go through in that thought process."

The Vanderburgh County "Freedom for Life" banquet bills itself as the largest anti-abortion rights event in the nation

It was the first time Palin has been to the lower 48 since attending Washington's Alfalfa Club dinner -- featuring Obama -- in late January.

"It drives Washington insiders crazy because they cannot predict what she's gonna do next," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that supports women against abortion rights in politics.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: antiabortion; cultureoflife; evansville; palin; prolife; sarahpalin; trigpalin

1 posted on 04/17/2009 8:09:32 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
Video of her magnificent speech: Video of Governor Palin's Speech to the Evansville Right to Life Dinner
2 posted on 04/17/2009 8:11:02 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: lewisglad

And I hope she is driving them insane in 2012


3 posted on 04/17/2009 8:11:36 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: lewisglad
I was there.

We were not "anti-abortion rights advocates",

We were Pro-Life.

Damn liberal reporter.

4 posted on 04/17/2009 8:12:03 AM PDT by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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To: lewisglad

Looking forward to Governor Palin’s leadership for years to come.


5 posted on 04/17/2009 8:12:53 AM PDT by Fred (Proud Member of the Obama Enemies List)
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To: SolidWood

thanks for the link.


6 posted on 04/17/2009 8:13:09 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (From the God Who brought you the plague of frogs and boils comes......OBAMA!!!!)
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To: american_ranger

and an extremely liberal ABC reporter to boot


7 posted on 04/17/2009 8:20:15 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: american_ranger
Our founders recognized that man's rights are God given. Since abortion is the shedding of innocent blood, which He abhors, it follows that the so-called right to abortion does not come from Him.

Whence, then? My conclusion is that it is a "right " (actually a wrong) bestowed by the enemy - the liar and the father of the lie. That would be Satan himself.

8 posted on 04/17/2009 8:28:09 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private First Class - 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC)
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To: don-o
"Our founders recognized that man's rights are God given. Since abortion is the shedding of innocent blood, which He abhors, it follows that the so-called right to abortion does not come from Him. Whence, then? My conclusion is that it is a "right " (actually a wrong) bestowed by the enemy - the liar and the father of the lie. That would be Satan himself."

Well said, my friend!

9 posted on 04/17/2009 8:30:55 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: SolidWood
"There, just for a fleeting moment, I thought, I knew, nobody knows me here. Nobody would ever know. I thought, wow, it is easy. It could be easy to think maybe of trying to change the circumstances. No one would know. No one would ever know."

Just wow! Temptation to do the easy thing was placed in front of her and she resisted. Very courageous. We do so much need this woman leading our country.

10 posted on 04/17/2009 8:40:45 AM PDT by CedarDave (DHS Sec. Napolitano - No such thing as terrorism, just man-caused disasters!!!)
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To: american_ranger

I AM SO JEALOUS!!!! :) it was rumored that she would attend the annual NRA banquet in Phoenix, but she hasn’t confirmed. I’m not holding my breath, but i can dream can’t i??? :)


11 posted on 04/17/2009 8:41:14 AM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: Fudd Fan

Maybe a little rushed, but otherwise a great speech. Be sure to listen. Paste the link at the Levin lounge this evening. I’m off traveling again and will miss him.


12 posted on 04/17/2009 8:42:54 AM PDT by CedarDave (DHS Sec. Napolitano - No such thing as terrorism, just man-caused disasters!!!)
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To: lewisglad

“anti-abortion rights”? Kate, you twit, abortion is not a God-given RIGHT. geeeez


13 posted on 04/17/2009 8:47:57 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (Stop the lying marxist Chicago-thug Kenyan teleprompTer-savant NOW before our Republic is gone!)
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To: CedarDave

Will do, Dave. Safe travels my FRiend.


14 posted on 04/17/2009 8:49:53 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (Stop the lying marxist Chicago-thug Kenyan teleprompTer-savant NOW before our Republic is gone!)
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To: Fudd Fan

I have a deep deep DEEP respect for Sarah Palin and I suspect millions of others do too. I think that is why the main stream press wants to bury her, fast.


15 posted on 04/17/2009 8:55:46 AM PDT by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: Fudd Fan

bttt


16 posted on 04/17/2009 9:00:15 AM PDT by Guenevere ("He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose")
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To: SolidWood

Wow—I’m not even the biggest Palin fan (don’t get me wrong, I do like her and I think she’s the reason John McCain did so well), but that was an absolutely terrific speech. Very real. Very HOPEful—not manufactured, but from the heart. Great stuff.


17 posted on 04/17/2009 9:11:58 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: SolidWood

The most personally honest speech I have ever heard from a politician. Maybe the onliest one. It was like hearing testimony in Church.


18 posted on 04/17/2009 9:20:14 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: RobbyS

In every breath you cold feel her devotion to God.


19 posted on 04/17/2009 9:25:52 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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could feel


20 posted on 04/17/2009 9:26:53 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: lewisglad
"There, just for a fleeting moment, I thought, I knew, nobody knows me here. Nobody would ever know. I thought, wow, it is easy. It could be easy to think maybe of trying to change the circumstances. No one would know. No one would ever know."

Her ultimate decision embodies the statement that "character is doing the right thing, even if no one is watching."

21 posted on 04/17/2009 9:40:02 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: beaversmom

She is a MUCH better speaker than ‘That One’, but you’ll never get anyone in the MSM to admit it.


22 posted on 04/17/2009 9:42:09 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SolidWood

Her conversational style must drive the pols wild. She starts off with this breezy, campaign talk, follows up with the political talking points, and then suddenly it is like you are in her living room and she is talking with you a few feet away, sharing a moment of personal decision in a way that just shouts sincerity. I don’t know if she will ever be president or even stay in politics, but, Dear Lord, is she a gift!


23 posted on 04/17/2009 9:42:17 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: SuziQ

Definitely true—a couple examples of the “articulate” Pres__ent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB_AIzge2WQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbpWonUzlrc


24 posted on 04/17/2009 9:48:11 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: lewisglad
...an organization that supports women against abortion rights in politics.

Well, great to see that there's no bias there. (Must I use the /sarcasm thing?)

25 posted on 04/17/2009 10:18:27 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: american_ranger

“The Vanderburgh County “Freedom for Life” banquet bills itself as the largest anti-abortion rights event in the nation”

If I may edit your comment: D*** LYING liberal reporter.

The Vanderburgh County “Freedom for Life” banquet does NOT bill itself as the largest anti-abortion rights event in the nation. It bills itself as the largest RIGHT TO LIFE banquet in the country.

It’s bad enough the msn will not refer to pro-life organizations as pro-life. But to mischaracterize what pro-life organizations call themselves is outright lying.


26 posted on 04/17/2009 10:47:27 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ, My Cornerstone)
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To: lewisglad

As a woman of a certain age, with a daughter Sarah Palin’s age who grew up in a similar world as she, everything I hear or read about Governor Palin just endears her more and more. She could be my daughter and my daughter could be her twin.

Palin and Bachmann in 2012 . . . it takes 2 women to clean the House and the Senate!


27 posted on 04/17/2009 11:57:45 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (The Constitution & Bill of Rights stand as a whole. Remove any part & nullify the whole.)
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To: RobbyS

She is sincere. with John F. Kennedy style charisma. and such class and such beauty on top of that.

I was watching her speech, and it dawned on me. God is in control. He brought her to us for a reason. If it is his will, she will be President of the United States. We shouldn’t let the press get us down.

but I pray it is his will. because she is something special. you can just feel it when you are watching her speak.


28 posted on 04/17/2009 2:33:53 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (AMERICA WILL SURVIVE !)
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To: lewisglad
I've never been a big fan of Sarah as future POTUS, but as governor, mom, and pro-life advocate - my hat's off to her for this speech!

God bless you, Sarah!

29 posted on 04/17/2009 2:39:19 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Jack Kennedy had glamour , not charisma. Obama has charisma, and so does Palin. It is my impression that Obama incites adoration , whereas Palin incites
affection.


30 posted on 04/17/2009 3:23:15 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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