SBA List President Statement Regarding Attacks on Sarah and Bristol Palin
September 4, 2008
WASHINGTON, (christiansunite.com) -- Today, in response to the recent attacks on GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol, the President of the Susan B. Anthony List offered the following statement:
"I am disgusted by the outrageous attacks on Governor Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol," said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. "The Palin family courageously embraces their pro-life values, and extremist bloggers are excoriating them for it. I strongly condemn the baseless attacks on Sarah's fitness to lead as a mother and Vice President."
"Sarah Palin is a conundrum for the media. She is a traditional woman undertaking a non-traditional role. Instead of celebrating her success, extremist bloggers tear her down while the mainstream media remains silent. I am appalled. If Sarah Palin had aborted her newborn son Trig and her teen daughter aborted her unborn baby, the Palin family would be the darling of 'women's rights' advocates. Instead, feminists and liberal bloggers continue to spread malicious gossip and perpetuate baseless attacks about Sarah's ability to lead.
"It is time for the media and Barack Obama to condemn the vicious attacks on Sarah and Bristol Palin today. It's time civility is restored to political discourse so Americans can turn their attention to more important issues, like the actual policies that will affect every American family."
In addition to extensive fundraising for pro-life candidates, the Susan B. Anthony List will implement "When Women Vote, Pro-Life Candidates Win!" -- a sophisticated voter mobilization program that will target over one million pro-life women voters across seven battleground states. The Susan B. Anthony List plans to invest over $6 million in its 2008 election efforts.
Since its founding, the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund has helped elect 75 pro-life candidates to the House, seven to the Senate, and seven to other statewide offices across the country.
The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of Americans, over 147,000 residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.