Sarah Palin used the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling to criticize President Obama on abortion, saying that he is a hypocrite for advocating gun control as a means to protect children while failing to protect the unborn.
Palin made the claims on her Facebook page, saying that Obama is a hypocrite for his stance.
She noted that Obama has said, if even one life can be saved by gun control, it is worth the effort. She found this to be ironic considering his continued support of abortion rights.
Sarah Palin wrote:
“The hypocrisy of it all, however, is that while the President publicly acknowledges the value of “even one life” when it advances his own political agenda, he fails to acknowledge as much when it comes to protecting the lives of children soon to be born. In that same speech, he proclaimed that “when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.” Well, who is more vulnerable than those who find themselves at the mercy of others to honor their existence and receive them into our world?”
Sarah Palin went on to say:
“When children in the womb are on the chopping block, the President is silent. When he places the Second Amendment, however, on the chopping block, children are his focus. Never mind the fact that his latest proposals would not protect them from evildoers and would, in fact, leave responsible, law-abiding citizens less able to protect them as well … Clearly, there is no shortage of hypocrisy coming out of Washington, and this is just one example.”
Sarah Palin seem to have hit on a right-wing theme, The Huffington Post noted. Other right-wing media members have made a connection between abortion and gun control of late, including radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“You know how to stop abortion?” Limbaugh said. “Require that each one occur with a gun.”
What do you think about Sarah Palin and her comments on abortion?