UPDATE, 4:10p: According to LifeNews.com, Palin is a member of Feminists for Life.
UPDATE, 1:40p: Americans United for Life has posted several of Palin’s pro-life statements.
John McCain just hit a grand slam.
With McCain’s announcement today that AK Gov. Sarah Palin will be his running mate, Barack Obama’s abortion problem just got a whole lot bigger.
The McCain/Palin ticket offers a complete contrast to the Obama/Biden ticket on the pro-life issue.
Palin is a pro-lifer who not only talks the talk but walks the walk. Palin and her husband chose to deliver her fifth child, Trigg, earlier this year even though he was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. Her doctor recommended abortion but Palin and her family refused. Indeed, 90% of babies with Down syndrome are aborted in the U.S. today.
But Palin told the Anchorage Daily News in April, “We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed.”
Meanwhile, Barack Obama, actively opposed legislation as IL state senator to protect little babies with Down syndrome who had survived their abortions but were being shelved in a hospital soiled utility room to die….
In fact, I presented my testimony 3 times before committees then-state Sen. Obama sat, describing my experience of holding a baby with Down syndrome for 45 minutes until he died who was an abortion survivor.
Obama was unmoved and aggressively opposed the IL Born Alive Infants Protect Act.
On the federal level NARAL expressed neutrality on identical legislation, which passed unanimously in the U.S. Senate and overwhelmingly in the U.S. House and was signed into law in 2002.
Obama actively opposed giving babies born alive after induced abortions, including those with Down syndrome, any kind of medical treatment because they might “burden” the mother’s “original decision” (April 4, 2002, Illinois State Senate floor debate).
Obama’s website brags about the leadership role he took to stop Born Alive:
Palin’s personal stand for the culture of life stands in stark contrast to Obama’s political stand for the culture of death.