Sarah Palin’s pro-life actions speak for themselves. That’s according to the head of Wisconsin Right To Life, the organization which is bringing the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate to the state tonight.
“We know that she will address right-to-life issues,” says Barbara Lyons, the group’s executive director. “We hope she’ll perhaps share some personal experiences. Everyone knows that ninety-one percent of Down Syndrome babies that are detected in utero are aborted, and we believe that the public face of Governor Sarah Palin is remarkable and inspiring. She had her baby – we of course love Down Syndrome children. And, she was faced with one of a parent’s greatest fears, and that a teenage daughter who is pregnant, and she handled it beautifully.”
Lyons wouldn’t address how much it’s costing her organization to get Palin to speak in Wisconsin, but did say they worked for a year to make it happen. Tonight’s event is closed to the media, and no recording devices are allowed. “We wanted it to be a very special occasion, where people could come and hear Governor Palin unfiltered, through their own ears, and not have it be something that would become a podcast or something like that at a later date,” said Lyons. “I fully understand why she’s not granting media interviews. Quite frankly with the numbers of requests she receives, she’d be here for three days.”
The speech is a fundraisier for Wisconsin Right To Life’s education fund. Palin’s book, “Going Rogue,” is due to be released November 17th.