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Palin attacked by "Mama Grizzlies"

By Nitsi

New York, Aug.18 (ANI): Pro-abortion rights group-EMILY'S List - has launched a campaign suggesting that America's so-called "Mama Grizzlies" - a phrase coined by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to describe her supporters - don't all come from Palin's side of the political spectrum.

"Throughout this cycle, Sarah Palin has predicted a rising tide of mothers and women voters who will support her so-called 'Mama Grizzly' candidates," CBS News quoted EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock, as saying in a release.

"Palin has made it her mission to defeat candidates who have worked hard to champion the rights of women and families across the country and replace them with conservative candidates who want to repeal health care, stand with big business, and eliminate a woman's right to choose. So today, EMILY's List is calling on women - and men! - to let their voices be heard and to reject Palin's reactionary candidates and backward-looking agenda," Schriock added.

The group, which focuses on getting candidates who support abortion rights elected, has put out a web video and is pushing a campaign called "Sarah Doesn't Speak for Me" meant to appeal to Democrats, independents and "moderate Republicans who have no home."

It shows women dressed in bear costumes talking about how their "cubs" are threatened by the agenda of Palin and the candidates she supports, and discuss the possibility of losing health care coverage, abortion rights and unemployment benefits.

Anti-abortion rights group the Susan B. Anthony List, which recently concluded a 23-city bus tour designed to spotlight its support for candidates who oppose abortion rights, quickly hit back with a statement suggesting "EMILY's List is running scared."

EMILY'S List, which says it raised over 43 million dollars to support candidates in the 2007-2008 campaign cycle, also likely hopes the site will drive fundraising. (ANI)

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