Sarah Palin is speaking at Care Net of Central Texas tonight. If she stays true to form, she'll mostly eschew talk of politics and speak on the pro-life movement at the banquet, as she has done at other pro-life events this week. Deborah McGregor is CareNert's CEo, and she said tonight's event is the culmination of years of work:
"We started working with Governor Palin's office two years ago when all of us saw her struggle with her own daughter's crisis pregnancy and then also learned she had had a child diagnosed with Down's Syndrome," McGregor says.KCEN-TV's news department contacted the Planned Parenthood in Waco, but says the pro-abortion group had no comment on the fundraiser or Gov. Palin's visit.
Palin will be speaking to about 3,000 people, including big supporter Carol Waddell. "She's a strong, conservative woman who really sticks to her principles and for her to come to Waco to an event like this is really exciting. I was really excited for Care Net to get her to come speak."
And McGregor is hoping Palin's speech will do more than just sound good, but will strengthen their pro-life movement. "Our hope is that she will, that this will be a catalyst for change for Waco, that the culture will change, that rather then being a town where we take life, that we're a town where we nurture life."