"I always will come down on the side of life"

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin released a statement today, responding to an e-mail campaign started in September by pro-abortion activists calling for donations to be made to Planned Parenthood on Palin’s behalf. The former GOP vice presidential candidate is a staunch opponent of the grisly practice of abortion.

Gov. Palin said that the issue divides “well-meaning” people and expressed the hope that people on both sides of the debate could find “common ground”:

“But when there is a clash of values, I always will come down on the side of life. Making donations to Planned Parenthood in my name might be interesting theater in these politically charged times, but it is not going to change my views or the views of many other Alaskans who believe every life is precious.”

“Anti-hunting groups are employing the same tactic of using my name to promote their cause right now. Again, interesting theater.”

I wonder how the nutroots cretins who are pushing this would feel if someone made a donation to the Susan B. Anthony List in their name or in the name of a well-known pro-choicer?

I’m not suggesting that anyone actually do that, mind you, because I believe it’s a reprehensible tactic. Just sayin’…

– JP