Saturday, April 6, 2013
Picture taken by Adrienne Ross
Last night, I attended the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s Award Gala. Governor Palin was the keynote speaker, and she inspired the crowd with her passionate defense for life and human dignity. Kevin Scholla, host of The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla, was also in attendance, and he penned the following summary of the event:
On a Friday night in Philadelphia, Governor Sarah Palin proved what we already expected. She was the perfect choice to keynote an event designed to honor Terri Schiavo and defend life. Palin delivered a heartfelt speech at the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s Award Gala in front of a packed ballroom of supporters. “Her plight, her journey, taught Americans who we are and what we can be,” Palin said speaking about Schiavo. “Her story is certainly not over.” Governor Palin referred to Schiavo as a beautiful young woman with unquenchable spirit. She assured the crowd that Terri continues to teach with a spirit that is alive.
The battle for life in this country is an ongoing struggle. Palin has been on the front lines defending the unborn as well as those in a persistent vegetative state. Terri Schiavo’s case captured the nation back in 2005 when despite the best efforts of her family, she was allowed to starve to death. Governor Palin contends Terri did not die in vain. “The fight is not over,” Palin said. Terri is still teaching us. We’re gaining momentum. Terri’s making a difference.”
“She led the way with her determination and the declaration that she wanted to live,” said Palin.
While choosing to keep a special needs child is not the same situation as what Terri Schiavo’s family went through, Palin can certainly relate to the faith, hope, and love displayed by Schiavo’s family, the Schindlers. Palin let them know their Terri still matters. “All the Terri’s of the world are worth it,” Palin said.
Perhaps the most poignant part of the speech was Palin’s questioning of just who gets to determine so-called “quality of life”. She pointed out that the answer is certainly not some DC bureaucrat.
Palin drew laughs when she spoke of her bumper sticker that reads “My kid has more chromosomes than your kid.” She panned Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, ripped ObamaCare, and talked about how she brought death panels to light. The idea was originally scoffed at by many. Now, even some liberals have to admit this glaring truth.
Loud roars of approval were thrown Palin’s way throughout her detailed remarks including when she encouraged Americans from “Florida to Alaska to Philadelphia; From your house to The White Hose” to stand up for life.
“We’re God’s,” Palin said with conviction. “We have worth that's immeasurable.”
“The family is the cornerstone of our society,” Palin said. “From the tiniest baby in the womb to the most powerful man in the world, we are equal.” These comments were met with roars of approval.
America is the greatest nation in the world. Sarah Palin knows one of the reasons for this is our defense of life.
“One man’s pursuit of happiness must not take away another’s right to life,” Palin said.
Read the full article here.