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Posts Tagged ‘Pro-life’

Bristol Palin & Friend, Not Afraid of Life

Posted by Adrienne Ross on June 22, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Bristol Palin’s new memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, hit the bookstores yesterday. According to reviews, she transparently opens up about Levi, shares the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy, and even discusses Senator McCain’s daughter, Meghan.

Bristol will hold a book signing next week on June 29th at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

Star Tribune reports:

Palin, 20, will appear from 6 to 8 p.m. June 29 at the mall’s rotunda, bringing her back to the Twin Cites, where her family burst onto the national scene when her mother, Sarah Palin, accepted the No. 2 spot on the Republican Party’s presidential ticket during the 2008 national convention in St. Paul.

[…]

In her memoir, the daughter of the former Alaska governor recounts the media frenzy surrounding her mother’s political ascension, her getting pregnant as a teenager and the public unfolding of her crumbling relationship with Levi Johnston, the baby’s father.

Today, via Twitter, Governor Palin showed her support for Bristol’s book and life-affirming message. The 140 character limitation made two tweets necessary:

Bristol’s Book: Shocking; Refreshing; Honest; INSPIRING! Perfect. Plus ‘Not Afraid of Life’ gives insight into how media can drive false….

…narrative. Spot on! (& she’s courageous to write what she wrote, warning about decisions/consequences in encouraging way, esp for teens!)

You can purchase Bristol’s book here to read about the courage of a young woman who embraced less than ideal circumstances and has a beautiful son as a result.

Ironically, right after Governor Palin’s tweet came to my cell phone, I received a text message from a friend with the surprising news that she’s expecting a baby boy. She asked me to pray that she will be able to let go of life as she knows it, the life of “being selfish with [her] time.” The timing, I thought, was interesting. Here was Governor Palin praising Bristol’s book, Not Afraid of Life, and here was my friend seeking guidance as she takes on the responsibilities of the new life growing within her.

Surely, bringing a child into the world can be a frightening thing, but, as I told my friend, I’m sure it’ll come with great joy as well. May we all demonstrate the courage to live out–and promote–a culture of life.

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Palin Triumphs Over Another Murkowski

Posted by traceyporreca on May 2, 2011

*UPDATE* – Please see the update at the end of this article.

“Planned Parenthood doesn’t empower women, or offer women who find themselves in less than ideal circumstances any kind of real choice. What they offer is not real choice or female health care.”
– Sarah Palin


(Photo courtesy of Adrienne Ross)

On Friday, April 29, members of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women (AFRW) heard from Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski as she came to speak to the delegates. As many of you know, Lisa Murkowski lost the primary election for the Republican seat in Alaska to Joe Miller, but proceeded to mount a controversial write-in campaign and eventually kept the senate seat in the general election. This has been very divisive within the Republican party in Alaska. One of the most divisive components is her stance on Life. The Alaska Republican Party Platform addresses the issue of Life as follows:

“We endorse the Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Man is made in the image of God; we embrace the sanctity of life from the moment of conception until natural death. We heartily encourage our elected officials to use every legal means to protect the unborn and recognize the worth of even the smallest members of the human race.”

Our senior senator Murkowski recently voted against defunding Planned Parenthood. On her own in her speech to the AFRW, the senator acknowledged her campaign had divided the party, but she stated she hoped we could “all unite” in efforts to strengthen the Republican Party in Washington. An article appeared in today’s “Frontiersman,” the Wasilla newspaper, about the AFRW event. Her comments were very interesting regarding the divisiveness within the party:

She told the group that although she knows that some of them did not agree with her decision to move forward with a write-in campaign to keep her Senate seat, she hopes they can now unite in their efforts to strengthen the GOP in Washington.

“There were people who had been friends for a long time who weren’t able to talk about the campaign because it became as emotional as it did,” she said. “I took a risk, those of you who stayed with me took a risk. I thank you for that. But I also know that that risk caused more than just mild discomfort. It caused some real anxiety. But we have a challenge in front of us as a federation. I challenge you all to figure out how to build on the strengths we have as Republican women in this state.”

While people criticize Gov. Palin for “quitting” office and dividing the state, it is elected officials like Murkowski that are truly divisive. (See here for our position on the quitter arguement.)Mounting a write-in campaign against the wishes of her constituents after losing in the primary has created a rift that many feel will only be closed once she is out of office. Her stance on the Life issue is a major reason why she lost the Republican nomination during the primary to begin with. The Life issue turned out to be the pivotal point in that election and what keeps many from supporting her to this day.

Continuing on in her speech to the AFRW and wrapping up comments, she addressed questions. One delegate to the convention then asked the pivotal question – why did Murkowski NOT support defunding Planned Parenthood? The “Frontiersman” article addresses this question, and Murkowski’s answer:

When one woman in the back of the room asked her why she didn’t support cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, an organization that made more than $900 million in profits last year that the woman considers to be corrupt, Murkowski was clear on her own message there.

“I don’t believe that Planned Parenthood should be entirely defunded,” she said. “The House measure would have been a complete and total elimination of those dollars. I happen to believe that Planned Parenthood does do good things for women in this country, particularly low-income women, and I was willing to put myself behind that position in that vote. That’s my perspective and if people feel differently, they vote the other way. I think we saw that final outcome.”

She was willing to put herself behind that position? “That’s my perspective…” she states. What about what her constituents want? What about the Alaska Republican Party platform?

Contrast this with Gov. Palin. Yesterday, Gov. Palin had the opportunity to speak at the Heroic Media “Heroes Among Us” fundraiser dinner. This speech was attended also by Adrienne Ross, writer and founder of Motivation Truth, a site which supports Gov. Palin. In her speech, Gov. Palin showed that she is a true conservative Alaskan woman who stands by those who adhere to the Alaska Republican Party Platform. Gov. Palin addressed her own decision to choose life, and that of her daughter Bristol as well:

Upon learning that she was pregnant with a child with Down Syndrome, she said, she went through an array of emotions which led her to rely on God’s strength, Who said He would not give us any more than we can handle, yet she remembers saying to God, “I think you over-estimated me this time!” She spent her pregnancy, she so transparently shared, crying out for God’s miraculous touch.

The moment Trig was born, as he melted in her arms, she knew God had answered her prayers. He changed her world then, and he continues to inspire, as she watches him greet every day with applause–literally. “Trig is the light of our life,” she said.

She then shared Bristol’s story–yes, less than ideal circumstances once again, but Bristol found strength to do the right thing. Both mother and daughter embraced life, believing in God’s strength–and not taking counsel from those who choose to believe that women are not strong enough to handle the challenges they face. “Choosing life may not be the easy path, but it is the right path,” she declared.

And then the governor addressed the Planned Parenthood issue:

Contrast this to Planned Parenthood, which the Governor called out for all its corruption and dedication to abortion. Planned Parenthood, she said, doesn’t show other options. “What they offer is not real choice.” She went on to state that the federal government has no business subsidizing such an organization, particularly when we have a major fiscal problem on our hands. America gives $1,000,000 taxpayer dollars to them every day, and Governor Palin emphatically said, she doesn’t want her money paying for the abortion of a child. We will not stop until not one cent goes to Planned Parenthood and funding abortion, she vowed.

She spoke at length about Lila Rose, whom she presented with the Heroes Among Us Award. Governor Palin praised Lila for being passionate about life, for exposing Planned Parenthood for its illegal activities, and for fearlessly speaking out on this issue. She compared Lila’s work to that of human rights activism. “She’s using her voice to defend the voiceless,” the Governor said. Unlike what you hear in the media, Governor Palin is not intent on making herself the focus. Much–if not most–of her speech was dedicated to praising this young woman whom she respects greatly.

Upon receiving the award, Ms. Rose immediately called attention to Governor Palin’s own heroism, stating that she is a hero to all women. Heroic Media defines a hero as “someone who makes great personal sacrifices for the benefit of others.” Yes, both Governor Palin and Lila Rose qualify.

Sarah Palin is unabashedly, unequivocally Pro-Life and is not afraid to stand up and tell the world. Many here in Alaska respect that greatly.

As for Sen. Murkowski – she was elected to be a voting delegate at the AFRW convention, and was to attend the second day of the convention and vote. However, she sent a proxy in her stead and did not show. Who knows why? Maybe it had to do with the hard question she was asked by that delegate about Planned Parenthood, a delegate who later defended that question to a handful of Murkowski supporters in attendance. Maybe it was the conversation she had with another delegate in the hall, an ardent Joe Miller supporter, who let her know that we will not forget where she stands and how she votes on this and other issues. Or maybe it was the huge truck that someone hired which circled the AFRW venues both days. On this truck was a very large billboard picture of an aborted fetus, along with photos of Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Begich (AK Democratic Senator), showing that they really do vote the same, and Murkowski’s votes and stance are far from Pro-Life and the Alaska Republican Platform. Everyone in attendance saw this truck, as did Murkowski, her name and face alongside the aborted fetus.

Have no doubt – Sarah Palin is the true conservative Pro-Life Alaskan. Murkowski, not so much.

UPDATE: I have received many comments through this blog, facebook, and email, and I’d like to address those. The focus of this article is Life and how two Alaskan women choose to support that Life. The focus of this article is not who attended the convention, or who some think should have attended, nor is it about a picture that some found offensive. I am offended that I have no true Republican representation from my Alaska Senator. I am offended that a sitting senator, who herself admitted has divided the state’s party, spoke at our convention. I am offended that this same senator has chosen not to defund Planned Parenthood, against our party’s platform. Even if federal dollars are not going to be used by Planned Parenthood for abortion services (which I believe they will), the mere fact that this organization exists to kill children is appalling. Are you saying it’s ok to fund an organization that performs thousands of abortions as long as they use the money we give them to buy dixie cups instead? Why is our federal government, that is bleeding profusely from every pore, funding any kind of organization like this? That was the point of my article. Senator Murkowski knows that the issue of Life is one of the strongest platforms our party stands on, and yet she chooses to fund an organization that is the biggest offender of this. She does not represent me. I appreciate all the ladies who were in attendance at the convention and their comments, but please look in the mirror and ask yourself where you stand. Do you stand with the Alaskan Republican Party and the principles upon which it stands? I’m tired of Republicans rolling over and compromising their principles in order to “get along” with everyone. Sarah Palin was correct when she said the GOP has the fighting instincts of sheep. Remember what our guest speaker Gisela said? We must stand up and not back down. We have to stand for what we believe in. And as I see it, Sen. Murkowski stood for what she believes in when she voted the way she did, and Sarah Palin choose to stand by her principles when she gave birth to Trig and continues to speak out about Life to this day. I’m glad Gov. Palin was not in attendance and chose instead to send a beautiful message to a much wider audience. Well done, Sarah Palin.

For more articles by Tracey Porreca, please see Alaskans4Palin

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More on Governor Palin’s “Heroes Among Us” Appearance on April 30th

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 18, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Heroic Media updated their information concerning the event:

Join us for “Heroes Among Us” featuring keynote speaker Gov. Sarah Palin and special guest Lila Rose. Governor Palin will speak about the heroism of motherhood and how to empower women to make the courageous choice for life. Sarah is the mother of five children and the grandmother of one. Sarah’s oldest child, Bristol, experienced an unexpected pregnancy and Sarah’s youngest, Trig, has Down Syndrome. Lila Rose founded Live Action when she was 15 years old and has exposed abortion facilities nationwide for alleged illegal activities.

The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Bethesda North Marriott, 5701 Marinelli Rd ., Bethesda MD, Bethesda, Maryland (map). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.

Heroic Media is a faith-based non-profit that reduces abortion by helping women who face unexpected pregnancies learn hopeful alternatives through mass media advertising.

Individual tickets are $250 for General Admission to the dinner plus service and handling fees. Tickets are available through ExtremeTix’ Click ‘N Print.

You can purchase tickets here.

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Governor Palin’s Policies and the Black Community–Part I

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 1, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

February is Black History Month, and as I have already been planning to address how Governor Palin’s principles and policies greatly benefit the Black community, there is no better time than now for Part I.

It is unfortunate that so many on the Left seek to paint conservatives in general, and Governor Palin in particular, as racists at worst and racially out of touch at best. They have created and cultivated the narrative that liberals have the road map for leading Black people to the Promised Land, while people like Palin would much prefer we still worked the plantation. They suggest that the pro-Constitution, pro-limited government, pro-personal responsibility, and pro-fiscal restraint message is one designed to ignore, isolate, or inhibit people of African descent, as if any of those things are anathema to the Black community. They have successfully–at least up until now–managed to convince some 90% of Blacks that they are the answer to their every question and that they can take us where we need to go. On the other hand, conservatives, they say, are committed to forming a blockade to impede our progress, and therefore are our biggest problem.

Their assertions play on the emotions of those who refuse to look at the facts. For too long the far-Left has gotten away with making claims for which they have no evidence. I have dealt with questions about why I, a Black woman, support Governor Palin and what she stands for. I have dealt with some rather unreasonable people who have hurled insults at both the Governor and me. These arguments have no substance, as one surely noticed here when I appeared on Sistah Talk TV and was asked how I could call myself a Black woman when I supported Governor Palin. Not one iota of evidence of racism by Governor Palin, the tea party, or Republicans was offered. All that was presented was a whole lot of attitude.

So let’s move past all the charged unsubstantiated claims and hysterical emotion, and let’s deal with the facts instead.

I have said a multitude of times that what Governor Palin stands for is of benefit to all Americans, but absolutely essential for the Black community. If America is in jeopardy because of the policies of this current administration–and it is–the Black community is at an even greater risk. So how exactly does Governor Palin’s policies, principles, and practices serve the Black community? I will deal with several issues over several posts. Today, I’ll deal with what is, without a doubt, the most important issue of all.

Governor Palin’s name is synonymous with pro-life. Some love her for this, while others despise her for the same. Love her or hate her, you can’t deny this: she has not only talked the talk; she has walked the walk. She has lived out her commitment to the sanctity of human life. I stand juxtaposed with the 90% of Black Americans who vote Democrat every time, but my stand is nothing compared to Governor Palin’s. Her life story stands juxtaposed with the fact that 90% of Down Syndrome pregnancies end in abortion. She has annihilated the argument that was sure to come: “Governor, you have never been in such a situation, so you don’t know what you would do.” She has been there, and we all know what she has done–with no regrets.

Abortion is a world problem, surely an American problem, and most notably a Black problem. Its impact on the Black population is astounding, as it is responsible for the fact that we are on a journey from which we cannot return if we continue at this rate of speed.

BlackGenocide.org shares the following chart and video clip which document the countdown to extinction for Blacks as a result of abortion:

I marvel at politicians and so-called leaders in America who are adamant about supporting Planned Parenthood and the pro-choice movement. Planned Parenthood, of course, was started by Margaret Sanger, racist and eugenicist, who was committed to the destruction of the Black population. Planned Parenthood’s current racist agenda has been exposed several times, yet they still receive federal dollars. Almost 80% of Planned Parenthood clinics are in Black neighborhoods. That was always the plan. Yet we have fallen for it lock, stock, and barrel. Instead of railing against this gross injustice, instead of condemning this blatant racism, and instead of doing everything possible to stop its progress, Black leaders would rather point their fingers at conservatives. They would rather call Governor Palin a racist, even as they align themselves with the anti-Black, dangerous, and mind-blowing game plan of the abortion industry. And yet they ask me how I could call myself a Black woman and support Governor Palin? Perhaps I should pose a question to them: How dare they, purporting to care about the plight of others, accuse anyone of racism when they themselves are participating in the destruction of a whole race of people?

Governor Palin has endured unseemly criticism, verbal attacks, and character assassination, yet she has stood up for life. She has challenged America to embrace a culture a life. In so doing, she has proven herself to be more a lover of Black people than the 90% of Blacks who seem unconcerned about this issue and continue to vote for other unconcerned people in their Party.

And where does President Obama, so loudly praised as the first Black president, stand on this issue? Surely he, of all people, knows the facts, the statistics, the history behind the abortion industry. Surely he stands up for the Black community. Think again.

Take a look at then-candidate and Senator Barack Obama addressing Planned Parenthood about his commitment to abortion and the Freedom of Choice Act, which is just sick–at least to anyone who has a modicum of respect for the sanctity of life.

President Obama, who is brilliant, or so his supporters daily tell us, doesn’t bat an eye giving his blessing to a practice that has snuffed out more Black lives than the various other dangers and causes of death in the Black community–combined.

Now watch Governor Palin as she addresses Obama’s radical view on abortion. The difference is glaring. As you listen to her, ask yourself the following question: which one of these leaders do you think is more a friend of the Black community? President Obama’s Harvard University education, with all its prestige, still left him void of the basic understanding of when a baby is entitled to human rights. Such an answer, he says, is above his pay grade. Give me Governor Palin anyday, for my people’s very survival depends on it.

Abortion is an issue of humanity and morality for all people, yes. Life must be deemed valuable, no matter the color. However, with a mere cursory research into the facts, no one can deny its impact on the Black community in particular–a systematic impact that has proven successful because we, as a people, have done what Governor Palin will not do: we’ve sold out and locked arms with others who have sold us out. I’m reminded of the classic, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. When Ruth discovers she’s pregnant, she goes to see the “doctor” about an abortion because her marriage is already strained. Lena, the matriarch of the family, expects her grown son, Walter, to put a stop to it. So consumed with his own dreams, Walter remains silent. Lena then declares:

I’m waiting to hear how you’d be like
the man your father was.

Your wife said she’s going to
destroy your child.

I’m waiting to hear you talk
like your father…

…and say we’re a people who give
children life, not who destroys them.

I’m waiting to see you stand up
and look like your daddy…

…and say, we gave up one baby
to poverty. We ain’t giving up another.

I’m waiting!

If you be a son of mine,
you’ll tell her.

Walter never does say anything, and in disgust, his mother spits:

You’re a disgrace
to your father’s memory.

This is where I come from–a people who believed in life, ancestors who, more than anything, wanted life for their children, who risked their own lives for it. How far we have fallen. And to the extent that we have allowed the horror of abortion to set us on the path of extinction, we, too, are a disgrace to the memory of our forefathers and foremothers.

Later, when offered money not to move into a White neighborhood, Lena tells her son:

Son – I come from five generations of people who was slaves and sharecroppers – but ain’t nobody in my family never let nobody pay ‘em no money that was a way of telling us we wasn’t fit to walk the earth. We ain’t never been that poor…We ain’t never been that – dead inside.

Planned Parenthood offers us close proximity, what they call health care, and a way out. They offer us a service, tell us it’s for our own good. All it costs us is our soul–and our future. I’m inclined, however, to agree with Lena: surely we ain’t that poor or that dead inside.

As a people, we have many challenges to overcome, obstacles to climb. Governor Palin would call this “less than ideal circumstances.” We must, nonetheless, stop these voices from speaking death and destruction into our lives, and still the hands so ready to perform it. Race baiting liberals, quick to call out racism where it does not exist, have shown their true colors, and have assented to the racism that does exist. yes, Black people have agreed with those who have deemed us unfit to walk the earth. We may never say so, but the old adage still rings true: actions speak louder than words.

I honor Governor Palin because in her fight for life and in her refusal to sit down and shut up on this issue, she has shown herself to be a friend of the Black community in ways that even the Black community has not been a friend to themselves–and surely the people they’re voting for have not been friendly. We’ve been duped, bamboozled, played.

Why is Governor Palin good for the Black community? It should be obvious. You can keep the Left’s racist agenda, you can keep Al Sharpton and Company, you can keep Hillary Clinton, and you can surely keep President Obama, who ought to know better, as Rick Santorum pointed out and was excoriated as a result. Santorum stood by his comments and took Al Sharpton apart in a debate on “Hannity.” What a shame that Sharpton was calling Santorum’s comments racist when all he was doing was fighting for the lives of Black babies. It’s sickness to the nth power when the self-appointed civil rights activist is arguing with Rick Santorum’s support of the rights of Blacks within the womb. Can you say hypocrisy?

Yes, you can keep all these people who ignore the horrors of abortion and the effect it has on the Black community; I’ll take Governor Palin’s policies, principles, and practices anyday.

It’s Black History Month, and as you see the commercials, hear the music, and watch the celebrations sure to come, even as the Left continues to masquerade as the pro-Black Party, and even as they persist in painting Governor Palin and conservatives as racist conspirators of hate, wade through all of the nonsense and you’ll see the truth. America needs Governor Palin, and the Black community needs her even more–for many reasons. Her respect for the sanctity of all human life is just one of them, but what an important one it is.

Take some time to digest more information from BlackGenocide.org:

Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions.

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion

On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.

This incidence of abortion has resulted in a tremendous loss of life. It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had about 16 million abortions. Michael Novak had calculated “Since the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America’s Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member.”

A highly significant 1993 Howard University study showed that African American women over age 50 were 4.7 times more likely to get breast cancer if they had had any abortions compared to women who had not had any abortions.

Check out this short video at BlackDignity.org.

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Governor Palin: Culture of Life and Rededication to God Needed in USA

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 6, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

While there are many things I respect about Governor Palin, at the top of that list is her unwavering stand for what she knows is right. While many Republicans have tried to distance themselves from the issue of life–back-tracking, watering down, remaining silent–for fear that this debate will cost us elections, Governor Palin never budges. She is true to her convictions. She sees a culture of life as essential, something that must be encouraged and embraced. She will not sell her soul for politics. We know that the majority of Americans stand with her on this issue, as the numbers indicate more of us are pro-life now than pro-abortion (or pro-choice as they like to call it). Governor Palin also never hides her Christian faith and belief that we certainly need God in America. Amen to that! She dealt with these issues in her Heroic Media keynote address in Houston last night.

According to CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby:

Sarah Palin starkly framed the midterm elections on Tuesday as a choice between political candidates who favor a “culture of life” and those on the opposite side of the issue wanting to implement “a culture of death.”

Palin, delivering a paid speech to an anti-abortion group in Texas, claimed that President Barack Obama oversaw “the biggest advance of the abortion industry in America” by signing landmark health care reform legislation that, she said, allows for taxpayer-funded abortions.

“That’s why it’s essential that we use the 2010 midterms to elect a Congress that will make undoing the damage of Obamacare its first priority,” she told an audience of more than 2,500 gathered at First Baptist Church of Houston, a megachurch on the city’s west side.

The former vice presidential candidate was speaking at an event sponsored by Heroic Media, an organization that runs ad campaigns urging women with unexpected pregnancies to seek counseling instead of abortions.

The evening’s focus was squarely on the topic of abortion, but Palin couldn’t resist veering into political territory several times during her nearly hour-long appearance.

She praised Texas’ Republican Gov. Rick Perry for his ferocious opposition to all things Washington and called Obama “the most pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House,” reprising a line from similar speeches she has delivered across the country this year – sometimes for as much as $100,000 a pop.

[…]

Though the political right has largely been energized this year by fiscal issues and backlash against the Obama administration’s handling of the economy, the speech was a reminder of Palin’s deeply held conservative views on social issues.

Describing the Beck rally and its overtly revivalist tenor, Palin explained that “the answer to the challenges in our country are to restore honor and to rededicate our country to God and to serve our father God.”

Contrast Governor Palin’s position concerning abortion to President Obama’s. Watch the video below where he took too long to repeat the same old cliches about abortion, too long to only end up saying, “People still argue and disagree about it. That’s part of our Democratic way.” Unlike the President, Governor Palin knows that an unborn child is not some thing to be argued about. An unborn child is not to be thrown in the middle of the arena of our “Democratic way.” She understands that an unborn child is a life to be embraced, nurtured, and protected. And that is the humane way.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

(h/t Ian)

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Gov. Palin’s Heroic Media Appearance in Houston

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 6, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

As I reported yesterday, Governor Palin spoke at a pro-life fundraiser last night in Houston, TX. As usual, attendees were glad to hear her speak and were moved by her message.

Below, watch Miya Shay‘s video report or read her account:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Sarah Palin spoke at Houston’s First Baptist Church, and she drew a crowd of the faithful, the Sarah Palin faithful.

Palin was brought to Houston by a private organization to drum up support for the pro-life movement. She certainly didn’t disappoint the audience of more than 1,000 strong who came to hear her speak.

Dressed in red, with a life-size cutout of Sarah Palin in tow, Jennifer McMillian Kramer wasn’t about to miss this event.

“We’re big supporters of Sarah Palin and what she stands for, what she believes in, her good conservative values, McMillian said. “We’re just happy to be here.”

Kramer wasn’t alone.

More than 1,000 people showed up at the event organized by Heroic Media, a group that promotes a pro-life message. It brought the former Alaska governor in to drum up support in Houston.

“When she speaks, people listen,” State Sen. Dan Patrick, (R-Harris County), said.

Palin was greeted with a standing ovation.

“Let me ask you, ‘Do you love your freedom?” Palin asked her audience.

And she sprinkled Texas throughout her speech.

“I know that your governor, he has been working tirelessly to protect your state from Obamacare, for one,” Palin said.

Keeping her audience in mind, Palin spoke extensively about the pro-life platform.

“I think no better place than here in Texas where you are making such good in-roads and good, positive progress on building that culture of life,” she said.

Members of the media were allowed to record only the first few minutes of her speech. However, attendees who stayed through the entire presentation said they got exactly what they were looking for.

“Oh I admire her,” Palin supporter Jan Lewellin said.

“She’s always an exciting speaker, and she always has something to say that’s worth listening to,” Palin supporter Riley Lewellin said.

Organizers estimate about 1,200 people attended Tuesday’s event. It wasn’t sold out, though. The sanctuary at First Baptist Church can hold up to 3,000 people.

However, Eyewitness News spoke to some other organizers of the conservative movement who say they’re already making plans to try to bring Palin back to an even bigger audience.

(h/t Kelsey)

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Gov. Palin: “How About Protecting Our Littlest Sisters in the Womb?”

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 27, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com


Last night, Governor Palin spoke in Jacksonville, FL at a fundraiser for Heroic Media, a faith-based pro-life group. Thursday, of course, was Women’s Equality Day, which I addressed here.

Governor Palin’s own experience walking the walk is a testimony of strength and courage and is one reason so many women respect her–and also the reason so many Leftists despise her. Those in the room last night were obviously inspired by the Governor’s life story. Deirdre Conner shares:

Heroic Media, a faith-based group, is dedicated to buying ad space on television, websites and billboards to encourage women not to abort their babies.

Mark Nelson, the Florida director for the group, said it is aiming to raise about $150,000 to buy ad spots over a 10-week period in Jacksonville. The group said on Thursday that it has raised about $50,000 toward that effort.

Palin said that after her experience learning that her son, Trig, who was born with Down syndrome – as well as her daughter Bristol’s unplanned pregnancy – gave her better insight into what women go through when having a baby under “less than ideal circumstances.” And, the former Alaska governor said, it deepened her belief that activism is needed to let women know that they are capable of motherhood, no matter what the challenges.

Concerning faux women’s groups that are more interested in a woman’s “right” to abort her child than truly empowering that woman or that child, the Governor asked:

How about protecting our littlest sisters in the womb on equality day?”

Read the full article here.

(h/t Damian)

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Sarah Palin Calls Out National Organization For Women Over Their Opposition To Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad

Posted by Gary P Jackson on January 27, 2010

This is pretty typical. Progressives sell their souls to the cause, nothing else matters, so it really should be of no surprise whatsoever that a group claiming to support women sells out.

For the record, I am pro-life. I find it hard to justify abortion n any circumstance, but I’ll listen to opposing arguments. However, I don’t run a group that claims to speak for all women. If NOW was all it claimed to be, it would support all women, especially those who are pro-life.

Unfortunately, NOW is progressive first, pro woman second.

As Sarah Palin recently reminded us, the women of the original feminist movement were pro-life. These were strong women, women who could conquer all. As she wrote:

The pro-life movement is pro-women, and it empowers women with the message that we are strong enough and smart enough to be able to pursue education, vocations and avocations while giving life to a child. This movement is largely run by women. In fact, many of the earliest leaders of the women’s rights movement were pro-life – women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul, the author of the original Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, who said, “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.”

Today, more and more young women agree with these feminist foremothers, for they know in their hearts that the culture of life empowers women by offering them real choices. Unfortunately, rather than portray this positive message, the media often focuses on divisions among Americans on this issue.

With that in mind Sarah tweeted this yesterday: “What’s N.O.W. thinking? Censoring a pro-women/pro-child Super Bowl ad? Unbelievable. Pls see my FB post on this“:

Women’s Rights Groups: Your Double Standard is Showing

Women’s Rights groups, like NOW, commendably call out advertisers and networks for airing sexist and demeaning portrayals of women that lead to young women’s diminished self-esteem and acceptance of roles as mere sexed-up objects.

What a ridiculous situation they’re getting themselves into now with their protest of CBS airing a pro-life ad during the upcoming Super Bowl game. The ad will feature Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mom, and they’ll speak to the sanctity of life and the beautiful potential within every innocent child as Mrs. Tebow acknowledges her choice to give Tim life, despite less than ideal circumstances. Messages like this empower women! This speaks to the strength and commitment and nurturing spirit within women. The message says everything positive and nothing negative about the power of women – and life. Evidently, some women’s rights groups like NOW do not like that message.

NOW is looking at the pro-life issue backwards. Women should be reminded that they are strong enough and smart enough to make decisions that allow for career and educational opportunities while still giving their babies a chance at life. In my own home, my daughter Bristol has also been challenged by pro-abortion “women’s rights” groups who don’t agree with her decision to have her baby, nor do they like the abstinence message which she articulated as her personal commitment. NOW could gain ground and credibility with everyday Americans, thus allowing their pro-women message to be heard by more than just their ardent supporters, if they made wiser decisions regarding which battles to pick. They should call attention to and embrace the Tebow’s message, instead of covertly and overtly disrespecting what Mrs. Tebow, Bristol, and millions of other women have chosen to do (in less than ideal circumstances).

My message to these groups who are inexplicably offended by a pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life message airing during the Super Bowl: please concentrate on empowering women, help with efforts to prevent unexpected pregnancies, stay consistent with your message that for too long women have been made to feel like sex objects in our “modern” culture and that we can expect better in 2010. But don’t let your double standard glare so vividly as to undo some of the good to which you could contribute.

And CBS: just do the right thing. Don’t cave. Have the backbone to run the ad.

To the Tebows: thank you. America is listening. We appreciate you.

– Sarah Palin

This is one of the things that really makes Sarah Palin such a special person in today’s political environment. Sarah is unabashedly pro-life and embraces the culture of life with great zeal. Never afraid to stand up for those innocents unable to stand up for themselves.

We are to be judged by how we treat the least among us. In my mind that’s those with special-needs, our elderly, it’s our soon-to-be-born babies. The heart of our nation shines brightly when we take care of those who are less fortunate, who have more challenges than the rest of us.

–Sarah Palin

It never ceases to amaze me how these so-called “pro-choice” groups think. They push for a “woman’s right to choose” but you damn well better choose their way, or else. Isn’t progressivism great!

Here is the original press release from Focus on the Family announcing their advertisement featuring Tim and his mother, Pam:

Focus on the Family to Air Super Bowl Ad

Commercial will feature Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam

Colorado Springs, Colo (Friday, Jan. 15, 2010) – Focus on the Family will broadcast the first Super Bowl ad in its history February 7 during CBS Sports’ coverage of the game at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida.

The 30-second spot from the international family-help organization will feature college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam. They will share a personal story centered on the theme of “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.”

Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, said the chance to partner with the Tebows and lift up a meaningful message about family and life comes at the right moment in the culture, because “families need to be inspired.”

Tim and Pam share our respect for life and our passion for helping families thrive,” Daly said. “They live what we see every day – that the desire for family closeness is written on the hearts of every generation. Focus on the Family is about nurturing that desire and strengthening families by empowering them with the tools they need to live lives rooted in morals and values.”

Daly added that all the funds to air the ad came from a handful of “very generous and committed friends” who donated specifically to support the project. No money from the ministry’s general fund was used.

The Tebows said they agreed to appear in the commercial because the issue of life is one they feel very strongly about.

Daly chuckled at some of the “will-they-or-won’t-they?” speculation in the media about whether Focus would indeed create a Super Bowl ad.

Now that the ad has been shot, we’re excited to tell people it’s coming, because the Tebows’ story is such an important one for our culture to hear,” he said. “You won’t want to miss it.”

For more information, call Gary Schneeberger @ 719-548-5853 or e-mail press@family.org

You can learn more about Focus on the family here.

Maybe someday the National Organization for Women will re-think their position on all of this and join the culture of life with the rest of civilized society, and stop backing the barbaric practices of the culture of death brought about by the progressive movement.

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Palin in Wisconsin: Stand up for Life

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on November 9, 2009

By Shane Vander Hart, Caffeinated Thoughts 

Friday night Governor Palin spoke at an event for Wisconsin Right to Life.  Cameras (except for the one that took the picture above), and any recording “gadget” were not allowed in by the organizers.  Media were allowed in (they just didn’t get in free), and Bill Glauber of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was in attendance.  He wrote:

Less than two weeks before the release of her memoir "Going Rogue," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was on message during a Friday night speech to anti-abortion activists at State Fair Park.

"Let’s simplify, we’re pro children," Palin told thousands of people who attended a $30-a-ticket fund-raiser for the Wisconsin Right to Life Education Fund.

In a personal and passionate speech, Palin lauded the state’s anti-abortion movement for legislative advances achieved over time.

"We were told to sit down and shut up," Palin said. "Wisconsin, you went rogue."

Palin spoke movingly of her youngest son, Trig, who has Down syndrome. She recalled that when she was pregnant, she underwent an ultrasound and the technician told her, "I see boy parts."

Later, the technician told her that the baby’s neck "is a little bit thicker," an indication that there might be an extra chromosome. A few days later, Down syndrome was confirmed.

"I was scared," Palin said, adding that she asked her husband, Todd, "Why us?" He responded, "Why not?"

"My family life is much richer thanks to this beautiful baby boy Trig," Palin said. "He is awesome."

The speech marked Palin’s re-emergence on the national scene. The event was emceed by WTMJ-AM radio personality Charlie Sykes. The Journal Sentinel purchased a ticket to cover Palin’s speech.

K. Carpenter of Conservatives 4 Palin was in attendance and she wrote:

Governor Palin then began to tell a story of a conversation she and one of her friends in Alaska had a few weeks ago. Her friend had picked up a couple of the relatively new $1 dollar gold colored coins. They were discussing what was missing off of the front of the coins. Those four little words that have gotten America through her most troubling moments, “In God we trust”. As she observed; those four little words have been pushed off to the side of the coin. No longer prominently displayed on the face of the coin but those words have now been hidden on the outer edge of the coin. As she observed, this is kind of where we, as a Nation, have shoved God in our own lives. She even stated that she had kind of done that with her own pro life movement. Yes, she was always pro-life but it was not really something she prominently displayed until she became pregnant with Trig….

….There were plenty of religious references that would send the lefties into spasms. It was rather refreshing to see someone speak of their religious beliefs at a political event. She even read John 16:13 to the crowd: "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative…"

…Governor Palin left us with these words: "Don’t ever let anyone tell you to sit down and shut up!” (read her whole post)

There is another first-hand recount of the night at God, Guts & Sarah Palin that I’d encourage you to check out.  Also, it’s being reported by CNN and others that it was her decision not to allow the recording devices & cameras.  Governor Palin took time tonight to say on Facebook – not true.

Shane Vander Hart is the editor of Caffeinated Thoughts.  You can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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