Monday, September 15, 2008


Salon Article on Sarah Palin and Hospital Abortions Leaves Out Half The Story
Washington, DC ( -- The liberal Salon magazine released a news article on Monday attempting to dig up dirt on vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The article claims Palin was involved in an effort to stop abortions at a local hospital, but the Salon piece leaves out the rest of the story. According to the Salon, Palin was involved in an effort by local pro-life advocates to persuade the board of Valley Hospital in Palmer, Alaska, to stop doing abortions. Once the board agreed, local abortion advocate and physician Susan Lemagie filed suit against the hospital to force it to do abortions. The case ultimately went to the Alaska Supreme Court, which ruled the hospital must allow women to get abortions there. Salon indicates that Palin was involved in a protest local pro-life advocates organized outside Lamagie's office. However, the magazine leaves out the rest of the story -- about how hospital officials made their way to Washington to lobby for a measure to allow them to opt out of doing abortions. It also does not mention how presidential candidate Barack Obama, and abortion advocacy groups that support him, opposes a new Bush administration proposal that would enforce those laws preventing hospitals from being forced to do abortions. The debate over forcing the Alaska hospital to do abortions was part of a larger campaign by abortion advocates to force medical centers and medical personnel to do abortions. Full story at

Lindsay Lohan Attacks Gov. Sarah Palin on Abortion, Urges Vote for Obama
Hollywood, CA ( -- Actress Lindsay Lohan is the latest member of the Hollywood elite to attack vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Lohan complains that Palin wants to protect women and children from abortion and urges her fans on her Myspace blog to support pro-abortion candidate Barack Obama. "I really cannot bite my tongue anymore when it comes to Sarah Palin," Lohan writes in a Sunday post. "I couldn't be more supportive of a woman in office, but let's face it, it comes down to the person, and their beliefs, male or female." "I feel it's necessary for me to clarify that I am not against Sarah Palin as a mother or woman," Lohan adds, referring to the national news Palin has received about her decision to keep her disabled baby rather than have an abortion. Still, Lohan goes after Palin on abortion. "Women have come a long way in the fight to have the choice over what we do with our bodies... And its frightening to see that a woman in 2008 would negate all of that," she writes. The blog post has sparked a huge response on the Internet and more than 1,200 comments have been posted on Lohan's blog. Full story at

Family Research Council Launches New PAC to Help Pro-Life Candidates
Washington, DC ( -- The Family Research Council, one of the top pro-life groups in the nation, is expanding its efforts with the launch of a new political action committee. The group helps FRC reach out to support pro-life candidates and to help pro-life voters identify which candidates are pro-life and worthy of backing. The PAC hopes to raise a modest $250,000 between now and November to aid candidates but, more importantly, the goal is to endorse pro-life candidates and turn out pro-life voters on their behalf. "This is the beginning. This is going to give us an additional tool in our toolbox, if you will, to advance the issues that we care about," says FRC president Tony Perkins. Perkins said the PAC is "not looking in this election cycle to make a huge impact monetarily" but will help promote candidates who are pro-life on abortion, bioethics issues like stem cell research, and will support good judicial picks. The political action committee is a part of FRC Action, the organization's 501(c)4 lobbying arm that can support or oppose legislation but not candidates. Full story at