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Gov. Palin’s special needs policy speech wins pro-life praise

.- Republican vice-presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin’s Friday speech describing her commitment to policies which assist children with special needs was praised by the president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List as an offer of “compassion and concrete help” to those in need.

Palin’s remarks came in her first policy speech on the issue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She advocated school choice opportunities for special needs children, fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and lowering taxes on special needs trusts which families establish to fund long-term care for their children.

“Very rarely does an issue in the public forum speak to the heart so poignantly as protecting children with special needs. Governor Sarah Palin offers compassion and concrete help to those of us hungry for information, support and solutions,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser in a Friday press release.

“Why does Sarah have such a beautiful perspective? Because she sees the value, necessity, and joy inherent in every human life," she continued.

Earlier this year Governor Palin gave birth to a son who has Down syndrome. About 90 percent of unborn children diagnosed with the genetic disorder are deliberately aborted.

“Today Governor Palin pointed to the power, strength and influence that those with special needs can have in our homes and our nation. They are not to be pitied; in profound ways, they are to be emulated. Sarah Palin brings many special people and their families out of the shadows and into the light. They have so much to be proud of and her vocal leadership inspires them to them know it,” Dannenfelser concluded.


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