By Peter J. Smith

DALLAS, Texas, November 12, 2010 ( – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a massive crowd of pro-life advocates at a Dallas fundraiser that the new health care law passed by Congress in March would lead to an unprecedented expansion of abortion.

“The biggest advance of the abortion industry in America has been the passage of Obamacare,” Palin said at Dallas’s Majestic Theatre to a crowd of 800 people.

“It is even worse than what we had thought. The ramifications of this legislation are horrendous.”

Palin was speaking at a fundraising event for Heroic Media, an organization that is seeking to bring down Dallas’s abortion rates by connecting women in crisis with hopeful pro-life messages and resources through the media.

The Dallas Observer reports Heroic Media intends to launch a $632,000 media campaign in the area for Spring 2011.

Heroic Media claims that in previous markets where they have launched their pro-life ad campaigns the abortion rate has dropped as much as 24 percent.

Palin, a GOP political icon admired by many Tea Party conservatives, said President Obama’s executive order was insufficient to stop the law’s expansion of the abortion industry. She cited the abortion mandates discovered by the National Right to Life Committee in some state plans for high-risk insurance pools as an example.

Palin also encouraged the new Congress to repeal or defund the national health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, which she called the “mother of all unfunded mandates.”

The former governor also told the audience about her own personal pro-life convictions, and described herself as “unapologetically pro-life.” She also said the experiences of giving birth to a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, and having a 17-year-old unmarried pregnant daughter, actually reinforced those convictions.


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