Palin vows that "Mama grizzlies" will take back U.S.

Former Alaska governor says pro-life women will wrest the country from the hands of Democrats

By Philip Elliott

Published May 14, 2010 2:43PM (EDT)

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says "mama grizzles" will punish Washington in November's midterm elections.

Palin on Friday told an anti-abortion rights group that women will lead a Republican wave and stop the Democratic agenda. She also criticized President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Palin said female activists -- "mama grizzlies," she calls them -- will help the party "take this country back." Palin decried Democrats' position on abortion rights and said Obama is "the most pro-abortion president ever to occupy the White House."

In fact, Obama's health care law would not allow federal dollars to pay for elective abortions. Catholic hospitals and organizations of Catholic nuns backed the measure. U.S. Catholic bishops and major anti-abortion groups opposed it.

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