Palin chooses anti-abortion fundraiser over White House Correspondents’ Dinner

May 2nd, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Sarah Palin Bethesda (Maryland, US), May 2 (ANI): Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has boasted to a group of anti-abortion advocates that she had a chance to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but instead chose to spend her time with them.

“The pro-life cause or White House Correspondents’ Dinner? I choose life,” Politico quoted Palin as telling a crowd of about 200 at a fundraiser for the anti-abortion advertising group Heroic Media.

Palin spoke for more than 45 minutes at a “Jews for Sarah” gathering at a hotel here, a rare public appearance outside the confines of her contributor slot on Fox News.

She never mentioned Israel during her remarks, but she stumped hard against Planned Parenthood and abortion rights advocates, encouraging her listeners to continue fighting for “positive pro-life messages” in the media.

Palin also praised Heroic Media’s advertising against abortion, on billboards, online and in social media. She also presented an award to Lila Rose, the videographer and activist who did a video sting operation against Planned Parenthood and worked with James O’Keefe on his sting against ACORN.

Her speech was closed to the press, but POLITICO purchased a ticket to attend. (ANI)

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