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Palin speaks in Milwaukee suburb Friday

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told about 5,000 supporters in Wisconsin to continue to press lawmakers on abortion issues.

Wisconsin Right to Life officials say Palin's low-profile stop in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis on Friday night was more than a year in the making.

Palin told the crowd they "went rogue" -- a reference to her upcoming memoirs -- with their support of the cause.

She didn't mention President Barack Obama by name in her 25-minute speech, but briefly touched on health care reform legislation and pressed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to make sure all voices were heard on the issue.

Organizers said media wouldn't be allowed to cover the event. General admission tickets were $30.

The former Alaska governor's stop comes 11 days before "Going Rogue" is released.

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