(Breitbart) On Friday night in Philadelphia, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin keynoted an event designed to honor Terri Schiavo and defend life, delivering a heartfelt speech at the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network’s Award Gala in front of a packed ballroom of supporters in which she declared that nothing was more “important than defending the right to life.”

“Her plight, her journey, taught Americans who we are and what we can be,” Palin said, speaking about Schiavo. “Her story is certainly not over.”

Palin referred to Schiavo as a beautiful young woman with an unquenchable spirit. She assured the crowd that Terri continues to teach with a spirit that is alive.

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