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Washington (CNN) - Former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin fired back at critics Wednesday, a day after EMILY's List, a women's group of abortion-rights advocates, launched a campaign against her.
In a Facebook message on the women's suffrage movement posted Wednesday, Palin responded to the group's attacks, part of a campaign titled "Sarah Doesn't Speak for Me."
"Unfortunately, I've recently come under attack for speaking up for sisters who seek to serve in public office," said Palin. "Regardless of whether the many candidates I've had the honor of endorsing win or lose this time around, I support them because they boldly shake things up in their primary races."
The EMILY's List campaign, launched Tuesday, features a video of women dressed in bear outfits that criticizes Palin's reference to "mama grizzlies" in her endorsements.
Palin responded Wednesday, saying, "First, ladies, it's hard to take a critic seriously when they lecture you wearing a bear suit. So, it's difficult for me to drum up much outrage at this latest ad.
"But, that aside, I'd love to know where you got those get-ups. Halloween is just around the corner, and Piper and Trig would look adorable as little grizzly bears," said Palin.
Palin said women don't walk in lockstep on politics any more than men do, and praised women for being able to engage in civil discussions and healthy debate.
"Words cannot express the depth of gratitude we owe to those brave feminist foremothers who struggled and sacrificed, endured imprisonment and ridicule, and fought fearlessly to grant future generations of American women a voice," Palin wrote in her message on the anniversary of women getting the right to vote.
In addition to her Facebook post, Palin tweeted, "Who hijacked term:"feminist"?A cackle of rads who want 2 crucify other women w/whom they disagree on a singular issue; it's ironic (& passé)."
It is unclear who Palin is blasting directly in this tweet.
However, EMILY's List responded to Palin's tweet ".@SarahPalinUSA you might've watched the video, but you & your allies aren't listening to women about #HCR , #FinReg & our families."