Sarah Palin explains on October 1, 2008 that she opposes Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to self determination because she thinks states should decide such issues, not the federal government:
Katie Couric: Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?
Sarah Palin: I think it should be a states’ [...]
In times like these with wars and financial crisis, I know that it may be easy to forget even as deep and abiding a concern as the right to life, and it seems that our opponent kind of hopes you will forget that. He hopes that you won’t notice how radical, absolutely radical his idea [...]
After Sarah Palin said she opposes Roe v. Wade but supports the idea of the right to privacy in the constitution (which is the basis for the Roe v. Wade decision), Katie Couric asked Palin a simple question:
Katie Couric: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?
Sarah Palin: Mmmmm…
Well, let’s [...]
The implication of this bizarre legal perspective is that, if Sarah Palin’s ideas were followed, state legislatures would have the right to overrule the Constitution of the United States of America. [...]
In her more recent statements, Sarah Palin has been coached to utter statements such as these regarding her views on women’s personal freedom:
Y’know, with my respect for the sanctity of life and my belief in the potential of life I know that this aspect of the abortion issue is very sensitive, and, you know, [...]
Broadcast September 12 2008:
Charles Gibson: Roe v. Wade, do you think it should be reversed?
Sarah Palin: I think it should.
John McCain’s own website:
John McCain believes Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned.
Elect John McCain to be President and Sarah Palin to be President after his incapacitation [...]