Saturday, October 11, 2008

Palin criticizes Obama on abortion at Pa. rally

Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin addresses a rally during a campaign...

Oct 11, 4:14 PM (ET)By DAN NEPHIN (AP)
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin attacked Barack Obama on abortion on Saturday, saying the Democratic presidential candidate has "left behind even the middle ground on the issue of life."

Palin said she and Republican presidential candidate John McCain would be "defenders of the culture of life." She opposes abortion in all cases except where the pregnancy threatens the woman's life.

Alaska's governor also touched upon common campaign themes during her speech to about 5,000 supporters in Johnstown, but she focused on children with special needs and then abortion. Palin, whose infant son, Trig, has Down syndrome, said she and McCain would make protecting such children a priority.
"Every child has something to contribute ... if we give them that chance," she said.

Palin said it was about time that Obama was "called" on his abortion views. "Please, it is not negative and it's not mean-spirited to talk about his record," she said.

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