Palin criticizes Obama on abortion

April 17, 2009 11:07:47 AM PDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is taking President Barack Obama to task for his support of abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research. Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, criticized Obama's positions during a speech at the Vanderburgh County Right to Life's annual dinner Thursday night in Evansville, Ind.

She says deciding when babies get human rights isn't above her pay grade - a reference to Obama's response to a question from the Rev. Rick Warren last year. Obama said such questions were above his pay grade.

Thursday's appearance was Palin's first out-of-state trip on a partisan agenda since the presidential campaign ended. Some Alaska lawmakers have criticized her decision to make the trip as the state Legislature approaches its Sunday deadline.

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