Sarah Palin spoke to a crowd of about
16,000 attending an evangelical Christian women's conference in
Louisville Friday night.
The Courier-Journal reports the 2008 Republican candidate for
vice president mixed stories of personal struggles and calls for
women to be good mothers and good citizens with criticism of
President Barack Obama - although she did not mention him by name.
Palin asked the women to provide a "prayer shield" to
strengthen her against what she said was "deception" in the
She asserted that America needs to get back to its Christian
roots and rejected any notion that "God should be separated from
She also spoke about turning to God after learning she would
have a child with Down syndrome, saying that "choosing life may
not be the easiest path, but it really is the right path."
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