WASHINGTON, D.C., May 2, 2011 ( – Former Alaska governor and GOP pro-life leader Sarah Palin appeared at a pro-life fundraising event, telling supporters that she was choosing to support “life” over attending a glamorous and prestigious event fêting the White House press corps.

Politico reported on Palin’s decision to appear at the fundraiser in Bethsada, Maryland for the pro-life advertising group, Heroic Media , rather than the famous White House Correspondents dinner attended by D.C. socialites and politicos.


“The pro-life cause or White House Correspondents’ Dinner? I choose life,” Palin said.

Although the press was not invited, Politico explained they bought a ticket to the event, which was hosted by Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin.

Heroic Media describes itself as “a faith-based non-profit that reduces abortion by creating a Culture of Life through television, billboard and internet advertising which connects women in crisis with life-affirming pregnancy centers.”

Their life-affirming TV ads run on MTV, Univision, and Black Entertainment Television (BET). Their latest project is an ad campaign drawing attention to the severe impact of abortion on minorities in the U.S., especially the black community, and Planned Parenthood’s role as the nation’s largest abortion franchise.

Also present at the event for Heroic Media was pro-life investigative journalist Lila Rose, whose undercover sting operations exposed illegal activity by Planned Parenthood employees helped fuel political pressure for state and federal governments to stop funding the abortion giant. 

“Planned Parenthood doesn’t empower women, or offer women who find themselves in less than ideal circumstances any kind of real choice,” Palin said. “What they offer is not real choice or female health care.”

Read the rest of the story at Politico.


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