She focused again on abortion. Mainstream media reported it with choice words.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin charged into the culture wars
Saturday in Pennsylvania, painting Sen. Barack Obama as a radical on
abortion rights…

Ethics woes aside, Palin focused her attention on abortion — an
issue that rallies the conservative base but some say alienates
independent and women voters.

“In times like these with wars and financial crisis, I know that it
may be easy to forget even as deep and abiding a concern as the right
to life, and it seems that our opponent kind of hopes you will forget
that,” Palin told a crowd in Johnstown. “He hopes that you won’t notice
how radical, absolutely radical his idea is on this, and his record is,
until it’s too late.”

However…

Palin said Obama’s record on the matter is too extreme
to be ignored, and she spent 10 minutes of her 30-minute speech
discussing abortion.

“A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for activist courts that will
continue to smother the open and democratic debate that we deserve and
that we need on this issue of life,” she said. “Obama is a politician
who has long since left behind even the middle ground on the issue of
life.”

Debate moderators are staying away from the subject, the most
important issue to social conservatives. McCain has not brought it up,
either. But Palin has re-injected into the debate taking place on the
campaign trail.

“So I listened when our opponent defended his
unconditional support for unlimited abortions and he said he said that
a woman shouldn’t have to be ‘Punished with a baby,’…”Ladies and
gentlemen, he said that right here in Johnstown. ‘Punished with a
baby.’ It’s about time we called him on it.”

The pro-life movement has been, for the entire campaign. In the
final weeks, they’re encouraged that one of the major candidates is
speaking up on the sanctity of life, as well.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....