ABC News’ Mary Bruce Reports:
During a speech in Dallas on Wednesday night Sarah Palin attacked President Obama for being the “most pro-abortion president to occupy the White House” and warned that health care reform would lead to more abortions in America.
"It is even worse than what we had thought. The ramifications of this legislation are horrendous," Palin said at an event hosted by Heroic Media, a faith-based, non-profit group that is working to bring down the rate of abortions in the Dallas area.
The 2008 vice presidential nominee urged the newly elected Congress to repeal health care reform, which she called the “mother of all unfunded mandates.”
“The biggest advance of the abortion industry in America has been the passage of Obamacare,” Palin said.
Although President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions, the former Alaska governor said it was nonbinding. Palin also noted that the administration later allowed federal funding for some “high risk” insurance pools in states that allow elective abortions.
Palin did not address growing speculation that she is gearing up for a presidential run in 2012. However, she joked that she has told so many of the same stories recently that “I need to run for office just so I have more material to share in my speeches.”