Palin: I understand the temptation of abortion

posted at 12:15 pm on May 14, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Sarah Palin’s address to the Susan B. Anthony List Celebration of Life breakfast today gives a good emphasis on the earlier Gallup poll showing continuing strength in pro-life identification. No one in the pro-life movement believes that there are always easy answers, and Palin uses an example from her own life when she understood the fear that women have that can lead them to destroying the life inside of them:

Speaking at the Susan B. Anthony List Celebration of Life breakfast, Palin said that when she learned during her pregnancy that Trig would be born with Down syndrome, she “had no idea how I was going to handle the situation of raising a special needs child.”

She said she was struck by “not knowing if my heart was ready, not knowing if I was patient and nurturing enough.”

While she had previously believed that “God will never give me something I cannot handle,” she said, she was left thinking, “I don’t think I can handle this. This wasn’t part of my life’s plan.”

As a busy mother who already had four kids and who was serving as Alaska governor, she wondered how she would handle raising the child, she said. She wondered if her sister, who has a child with autism, would have been better equipped to raise him.

Palin said the experience helped her understand how a woman would consider “even for a split second” having an abortion, “because I’ve been there.”

Many of us have “been there,” a point missed by those who accuse pro-life activists of heartlessness. I rarely speak of my own “been there” moment, mainly because it’s really not my story anyway. When your high-school student comes home and tells you that his girlfriend is pregnant, many things run through your mind. I’d be lying if I said that abortion never came into those thoughts; however, as with Palin, it had to do with fear of the unknown and of our my own strength. I never considered it an option, however, and instead provided as much love and support for my son as I could in order to allow the best choice to be made. Our granddaughter turns eight years old this month, and is a testimony to the blessings that supporting life over fear can bring.

The Right Scoop has all of Palin’s speech in this video clip. As she did in Chicago, Palin uses the speech to also defend her endorsement of Carly Fiorina.


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Palin is a hypocrite cause she understands the temptation, or something.

Narutoboy on May 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM


“I don’t think I can handle this. This wasn’t part of my life’s plan.”

Yeah, actually it was. It’s been planned for longer than you can even imagine.

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Misunderstanders of Christianity are going to be deeply confused.

forest on May 14, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Sarah Palin 2012

PierreLegrand on May 14, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Also…
Palin Warns “Mama Grizzlies” Will Take Back Country
HT: Drudge

Heh, that oughtta make a few lefty heads explode.

petefrt on May 14, 2010 at 12:20 PM

“I don’t think I can handle this. This wasn’t part of my life’s plan.”

Yeah, actually it was. It’s been planned for longer than you can even imagine.

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Amen

bestwins on May 14, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Off Topic but say bye bye to the Euro…say hello to the next flash crash or something.

PierreLegrand on May 14, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Oh Boy,here comes the trolls with a gas can and matches!!

canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:22 PM

When someone ahead of you in line at the store drops a $100 bill, you acknowledge the natural desire to say nothing and pocket the cash, but you don’t seriously entertain the plan.

If you’re a human being.

jeff_from_mpls on May 14, 2010 at 12:23 PM

I don’t understand the obssession with abortion in this country. I know I am going to get beaten up for this, but before viability, why not stay out of it?

bopbottle on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Oh Boy,here comes the trolls with a gas can and matches!!
canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:22 PM

My thoughts, exactly.

kingsjester on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Thanks for your personal commitment to life, Ed, though your son and the mother his child had to make that commitment personally.

mwbri on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

I think she’s leading people, not defending her endorsement.

Commonsense is to embrace the concept of non-perfection.

If you’re ideologue, you’re frankly not commonsense. Those attitudes are antithical.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:25 PM

I don’t understand the obssession with abortion in this country. I know I am going to get beaten up for this, but before viability, why not stay out of it?

bopbottle on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Define viability.

kingsjester on May 14, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Also…
Palin Warns “Mama Grizzlies” Will Take Back Country
HT: Drudge

Heh, that oughtta make a few lefty heads explode.

petefrt on May 14, 2010 at 12:20 PM

petefrt: That`ll save the tar and feathers,just roll the
Lefty`s in honey!!:)

canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Yeah, actually it was. It’s been planned for longer than you can even imagine.

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM

No, she makes it quite clear in other writings and speeches this was not her plan…but she never discounts that it was a blessing and God’s plan.

right2bright on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I don’t care about abortion. It is simply not important to me.

I’m not worried about her message, either. I’d hate to see her become some rabid pro-life type. They shoot people and are clearly unhinged.

I can’t see how anyone who wants government out of their “lives” honestly thinks that they can adopt a policy of interfering in people’s medical decisions and still say that with a straight face.

That’s hypocritical.

Get out of women’s medical decisions, people.

Just drop it.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I don’t understand the obssession with abortion in this country. I know I am going to get beaten up for this, but before viability, why not stay out of it?

bopbottle on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Has our culture improved or deteriorated since abortion became mandatory in all states in 1973?

No tap dancing about whether abortion is the cause. I’m saying the radical left promised our society would benefit by mandatory abortion in all 50 states.

Do you give them credit for an accomplishment here? It sounds like you do.

jeff_from_mpls on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Soon, anti-Palin bots will flood in … being summoned by the news of a fresh, new, Palin post.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Great story Ed, thanks for sharing.

Heralder on May 14, 2010 at 12:28 PM

I don’t understand the obssession with abortion in this country. I know I am going to get beaten up for this, but before viability, why not stay out of it?

bopbottle on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

What don’t you understand? Sperm fertilizes egg, and new human DNA is formed. Now, it’s alive. It’s human. It has the God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Seems pretty simple to me.

Daggett on May 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Sarah’s attitude, I like.

The attitude of most people, at least, posting here on this topic?

*shudder*

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Oh Boy,here comes the trolls with a gas can and matches!!
canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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My thoughts, exactly.

kingsjester on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

kingsjester: Too late!!:)
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I think she’s leading people, not defending her endorsement.

Commonsense is to embrace the concept of non-perfection.

If you’re ideologue, you’re frankly not commonsense.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:25 PM

canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Get out of women’s medical decisions, people.

Just drop it.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

If the government would get out of it I would. As it stands millions of dollars are funneled to abortion organizations.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Not to split hairs, but she said “my life’s plans.” I’m sure she understands the difference between what she had planned and, as a Christian believes, what God had planned for her (and Trig).

NebCon on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Define viability.

kingsjester on May 14, 2010 at 12:25 PM

If it can survive outside the womb without artificial support.

Holger on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Palin/West 2012.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM

On a similar note: A lot of pastors understand the temptation of adultery, because occasionally female members of their congregation will fall in love with them, and throw themselves at them. There’s something about father figures that some women just can’t resist. The difference between good pastors and bad pastors is what they do with the temptation. Not that it exists.

RBMN on May 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM

If it can survive outside the womb without artificial support.

Holger on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

So it’s not a human being until it leaves its’ mother’s womb? Puhleeze! That’s not a puppy growing in there.

kingsjester on May 14, 2010 at 12:33 PM

I don’t understand the obssession with abortion in this country. I know I am going to get beaten up for this, but before viability, why not stay out of it?

bopbottle on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

I don’t understand your thinking this ia an obsession…
However, some people do take the killing of babies seriously enough to be concerned…others don’t understand.
Which just happened to be her point…she understands, from the other point of view how someone could be tempted.
Ironically you state “I don’t understand…”
Viability…is that when the head is strong enough not to cave in by the use of forceps?
You do understand when viability is, maybe you could share that with us…

right2bright on May 14, 2010 at 12:33 PM

jeff_from_mpls on May 14, 2010 at 12:23 PM

That’s probably one of the reasons I just react immediately (by handing the money over) instead of thinking about it. Keeping that much would be tempting.

Esthier on May 14, 2010 at 12:33 PM

How long will it take for Bluesite to come on and froth about Palin being a hypocrite who just repeats the same old rhetoric?

pugwriter on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Holger on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Many full term newborns need a respirator at birth. Infanticide is okay in those circumstances?

Ted Torgerson on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Get out of women’s medical decisions, people.

Just drop it.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I think a healthy person’s conscience can withstand being exposed to public statements that what they are doing is wrong.

The only person who wants to silence the social sanction is the one who is afraid a guilty conscience somewhere might be awoken.

You’ll not stifle us.

jeff_from_mpls on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Mr. Morrissey, loved seeing that little reaffirmation of a pro-life family in one of your Christmas videos. Something about grandkids just makes being alive a blessing.

fourdeucer on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

You make this political?

You’ll lose.

Women are a huge, huge voting bloc, and Independent women WILL, HAVE DONE SO, and WILL DO IN THE FUTURE…..vote against pro-life activists.

Stay out.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

This is why so many of us admire and support Palin. She speaks the truth with compassion and understanding. Unlike the Pro abortion loving President we are enduring, Palin will never see children as a mistake one need not be punished with.

CCRWM on May 14, 2010 at 12:35 PM

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

wow…

you have absolutely no clue about Sarah Palin, her stance on abortion or you would have never even spouted off.

get a clue and read it again.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Palin is strong in this subject. Tune in this afternoon for her speech to the NRA, should be another good one. Lady is on a roll right now.

PS to Ed–Your brief post on the subject is also strong. Attaguy.

james23 on May 14, 2010 at 12:36 PM

If it can survive outside the womb without artificial support.

Holger on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

So if a baby has a heart defect…which can be overcome with treatment, it is still a candidate for death?
Born with fluid in his/her lungs, candidate for death?
Jaundiced, candidate…aids, candidate…deformed arms, candidate…cleft palate, candidate….so easy to sit at a computer and throw out a statement…

right2bright on May 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM

I can’t see how anyone who wants government out of their “lives” honestly thinks that they can adopt a policy of interfering in people’s medical decisions and still say that with a straight face.

That’s hypocritical.

Get out of women’s medical decisions, people.

Just drop it.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

I don’t think they see it as a “medical decision”… for you to just dismiss it as that shows you don’t even care to listen…

ninjapirate on May 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM

You make this political?

You’ll lose.

Women are a huge, huge voting bloc, and Independent women WILL, HAVE DONE SO, and WILL DO IN THE FUTURE…..vote against pro-life activists.

Stay out.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Methinks thou dost protest too much.

pugwriter on May 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Get out of women’s medical decisions, people.

Just drop it.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

If the government would get out of it I would. As it stands millions of dollars are funneled to abortion organizations.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

As would I. I’m sick of paying for the reproductive choices of others in ANY form. There should be a one-strike law for gov’t-funded abortions: you get one free operation, on the condition that you have your tubes tied.

No more of this nonsense of unfit mothers waddling into hospitals to have unwanted and often illegitimate children on the taxpayer’s dime, be they born or not!

Dark-Star on May 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Palin will speak to the NRA today. You can watch on NRA news.

http://www.nranews.com/#/nranews

mad saint jack on May 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM

but before viability, why not stay out of it?

bopbottle on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

1. It’s still legal after viability.
2. We consider the fetus a distinct person, as it has its own DNA.

I’m not going to flame you, but I don’t understand the confusion. We considering it a baby, a real human being who deserves protection the same way abolitionists felt black people were still people deserving of protection.

I get that people disagree, but considering what’s at stake, I would think the onus is on those who are fine with ending the life to prove the baby is just a clump of cells that doesn’t deserve protection.

That said, once science is able to grow babies outside of the womb very early on, I’d be fine with considering the argument settled completely.

Esthier on May 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM

If the government would get out of it I would. As it stands millions of dollars are funneled to abortion organizations.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Actually, I personally think the anti-abortionists have gotten too many concessions.

The fact is that my own ovaries are entertwined with my healthcare, and I do resent some nitwit who has some moralistic viewpoint dictating to me what my treatment should be.

I think you have hit the wall about the “giving in” on this issue.

You try to push it?

You’re going to experience a backlash.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

kingsjester on May 14, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Under Roe v. Wade, if the fetus cannot survive outside the womb, it might as well be a puppy. I disagree with it.

If you can prove a Zygote can survive outside the womb, you can outlaw Abortion without overturning Roe v. Wade.

Holger on May 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

They shoot people and are clearly unhinged.

I can’t see how anyone who wants government out of their “lives” honestly thinks that they can adopt a policy of interfering in people’s medical decisions and still say that with a straight face.

That’s hypocritical.

Get out of women’s medical decisions, people.

Just drop it.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

The last man to die because of the abortion issue was an abortion protester, shot outside of a school by a rapid pro-choice advocate.

Narutoboy on May 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Women are a huge, huge voting bloc, and Independent women WILL, HAVE DONE SO, and WILL DO IN THE FUTURE…..vote against pro-life activists.

Stay out.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Hate to burst your bubble, but they’ll vote their pocketbook.

Unfortunately for you, it means they’ll vote the right way this time.

Sorry, but your Lightbringer brought this on all by himself.

jeff_from_mpls on May 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM

You’re going to experience a backlash.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

are you delusional or do you live with your illusion around you?

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM
Not to split hairs, but she said “my life’s plans.” I’m sure she understands the difference between what she had planned and, as a Christian believes, what God had planned for her (and Trig).
NebCon on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

This is how I take her comment too. We all make plans for ourselves and then something we didn’t plan on happens and we have to adjust. Just hope how we “adjust” is pleasing to God.

CCRWM on May 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Palin is a hypocrite cause she understands the temptation, or something.

Narutoboy on May 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM

This was the argument made last year when she said something similar about Trig. I suppose it will be revisited again this year, after this speech.

Did I mention I love SP.

Paul-Cincy on May 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Women are a huge, huge voting bloc, and Independent selfish insecure women WILL, HAVE DONE SO, and WILL DO IN THE FUTURE…..vote against pro-life activists.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

right2bright on May 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Cheers to you Ed!

JonPrichard on May 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM

medical decisions

ninjapirate on May 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Women are a huge, huge voting bloc, and Independent women WILL, HAVE DONE SO, and WILL DO IN THE FUTURE…..vote against pro-life activists.

Stay out.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Don’t speak for me, and don’t pretend this is purely a woman’s issue. This disgusting tactic has been overplayed. Kindly, DROP IT.

Esthier on May 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM

The last man to die because of the abortion issue was an abortion protester, shot outside of a school by a rapid pro-choice advocate.

Narutoboy on May 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

I’d like to bump this important post while AnninCA’s head spins around in 360 degree circles.

jeff_from_mpls on May 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM

I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.

Barack Obama

canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Methinks thou dost protest too much.

pugwriter on May 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Opposite. I think I’ve probably tried too hard to accomodate.

The fact is that this is a medical choice, and nobody BUT me should have a say-so.

In reality, I just ignore the politics. You can’t stop any choice I make. If it’s not federally funded, I don’t care. I can pay. Heck, the Federal government supports viagra prescriptions, which I think is totally stupid.

They support a ton of stuff I find ridiculous.

I don’t care about that aspect.

But the other aggressive actions by anti-abortionists, which have included attacks on doctors and even murder?

Oh boy, you cross the line then.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Women are a huge, huge voting bloc, and Independent women WILL, HAVE DONE SO, and WILL DO IN THE FUTURE…..vote against pro-life activists.

Stay out.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Yeah, well apparently this “huge” bloc of independent women haven’t quite realized they’re aborting the western world out of existence.

The left doesn’t promote abortion as a matter of women’s independence, equality or the tiresome “reproductive rights”, they promote it to control populations.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Under Roe v. Wade, if the fetus cannot survive outside the womb, it might as well be a puppy. I disagree with it.

Holger on May 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Not that it matters if the baby can survive outside. Abortions are also being performed where viability isn’t in question.

Esthier on May 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Let that sink in AnninCA.

Barack Obama, by driving women to vote Republican to protect themselves and their families, might have single-handedly planted the seed that will end mandatory abortion.

God is so clever.

jeff_from_mpls on May 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Define viability.
kingsjester on May 14, 2010 at 12:25 PM
If it can survive outside the womb without artificial support.
Holger on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Why not leave the child in the womb will it will definately survive?

CCRWM on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Why are we talking about this Hillbilly from Wasilly? She’s so irrelevant.

Isn’t she just a dunce from the mountains up there in Iglooland?

Why would she have anything to add to our national descent into the abyss?

Gov. Palin would you just shhhhhhhutttt up and let us go over the cliff?

DANG HER!!

We’ve got Mitt, we’ve got Huckleberry, we’ve got Newt, we’ve got TPaw, who needs this gal?


OH YEAH
………She and Christie, and Bachmann the only unafraid National conservatives on the scene.

PappyD61 on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

… she said “my life’s plans.” – NebCon

… this was not her plan … – R2B

I know what she means and how she feels about it now, but my point was that it was indeed HER plan … she’s just not aware of it here on Earth.

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.

Barack Obama

canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM

I agreed with him on this statement. I think they decide, for themselves.

I applaud Bristol Palin for going forward. She’s certainly earning her stripes.

But it was her choice.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Palin/West 2012.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM

upinak: I second that!!:)

canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM

You’re going to experience a backlash.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Health has little to do with it…you keep promoting killing babies and “You’re going to experience a backlash”.

it represents the third consecutive time Gallup has found more Americans taking the pro-life than pro-choice position on this measure since May 2009, suggesting a real change in public opinion.

Oh, looks like it has already started…killing babies is barbaric…to most humans.

right2bright on May 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM

PappyD61 on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

that would be snowbilly TYVM!

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Actually, I personally think the anti-abortionists have gotten too many concessions.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

What are you talking about? You know of any pro-life groups that get millions of dollars from the taxpayer?

You want an abortion, go right ahead … but do it on your own damn dime.

Keep the government out of it completely.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Yeah, well apparently this “huge” bloc of independent women haven’t quite realized they’re aborting the western world out of existence.

The left doesn’t promote abortion as a matter of women’s independence, equality or the tiresome “reproductive rights”, they promote it to control populations.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Honestly, Darwin. Detach and look at what you’re suggesting.

Women are producing “western” thinkers?

LOL*

Seriously, get a grip.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Kill baby kill” – slow down just a tad to see the sticker.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Get out of women’s medical decisions, people.

Just drop it.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

It sure is easy not to care about abortion when you aren’t the one being killed, isn’t it, Ann?

A mother’s decision to kill her baby can have tragic consequences for her as well. Lou Ann Herron was 33 when an abortionist butchered her in 1998; Synthia Dennard died during an abortion/tubal ligation in Chicago in 1989. Please take a minute out of your busy day to Google their names and learn what happened to them during “safe, legal” abortions.

And please do a search for “Dr. Abu Hayat,” the Manhattan abortionist who made headlines in the early 1990s. He’s the guy who sliced off a baby girl’s right arm while trying to abort her. She had reached the eight-month milestone, and survived the abortion — without her right arm, of course.

The press dubbed him “The Butcher of Avenue A.”

And who could forget Dr. Scott Barrett Jr. of Missouri, who gave Stacy Ruckman, 23, fatally high doses of anesthesia after aborting her baby.

Mothers deserve better than abortion, Ann. And every child deserves a chance.

KyMouse on May 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I agreed with him on this statement.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Why do you consider a child to be punishment?

Esthier on May 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Ann, your problem is that you have a very narrow viewpoint on the electorate on this issue. You come from CA, one of the most pro-choice states in the country. You even voted down a parental notification law. There are many states where women are very pro-life. Not in CA, but in many states. It comes down to is that there’s no national consensus, just consensus in many states. Let each state decide for themselves. If you feel so strong about people’s support for abortion right, overruling roe shouldn’t be a problem.

TimTebowSavesAmerica on May 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.

Barack Obama

canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM

I agreed with him on this statement. I think they decide, for themselves.

I applaud Bristol Palin for going forward. She’s certainly earning her stripes.

But it was her choice.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Gee Ann, that sounds like Guilt talking.

pugwriter on May 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.

Barack Obama

canopfor on May 14, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Isn’t that quaint…he thinks babies are a punishment, most think of them as a blessing.

right2bright on May 14, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Why not leave the child in the womb will it will definately survive?

CCRWM on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

90 percent of infants delivered around the 27th week survive.

Holger on May 14, 2010 at 12:48 PM

health has little to do with it

It has everything to do with it.

And none of you have a right to interfere with my own choices about my own health.

You are on the wrong side of this, if you think that.

I am and have never been your “vessel” for creating “western” people.

Honestly, I can’t imagine that anyone still lives in this decade and actually pushes this nonsense.

Let’s hope that this attitude comes from some way-out rural area.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:49 PM

I agreed with him on this statement. I think they decide, for themselves.

I applaud Bristol Palin for going forward. She’s certainly earning her stripes.

But it was her choice.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

You are such an ignorant TOAD!

Give a pass for the President who would probably MAKE his children have an abortion as he sees children as a burden (makes you wonder why he HAS children) rather then lift up the person who knows she did wrong AND turned around and did the RIGHT thing.

You can not compare Bristol Palin to Obama. EVER. Nor can you compare Sarah Palin to Obama as he does not have a child with downs.

You are making excuses and are seriously annoying the hell out of me.

It is people like you who called ME a whore when I gave my child up for adoption. It’s people such as yourself who think you are so much better then everyone else yet have nothing in them to prove otherwise.

God I wish we had an ignore button on this thing.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 12:49 PM

But it was her choice.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Seems to me that Palin is interested in promoting the idea that abortion is always a moral wrong more than she’s interested in promoting the “banning” of all abortion.

I don’t see why this makes you so uncomfortable. Maybe because she’s right?

rightheaded on May 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Why do you consider a child to be punishment?

Esthier on May 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Pregnancy is a perfectly natural punishment for irresponsible sexual activity.

No different than being ‘punished’ by gravity for jumping off a cliff without a parachute.

Dark-Star on May 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM

I don’t care about abortion. It is simply not important to me.

I’m not worried about her message, either. I’d hate to see her become some rabid pro-life type. They shoot people and are clearly unhinged.

I can’t see how anyone who wants government out of their “lives” honestly thinks that they can adopt a policy of interfering in people’s medical decisions and still say that with a straight face.

That’s hypocritical.

Get out of women’s medical decisions, people.

Just drop it.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM

maybe this will help you understand….pro-life concerns do not lie with the mother, they lie with the child. In other words, pro-life supporters are not trying to take away a woman’s rights, they want to extend rights to the child. Who defends the rights of the defenseless? Does the child have rights or not?

There is more than one person involved in the decision of abortion and the child has no say in that decision. If it was just a medical procedure involving only the individual receiving the medical procedure, abortion would not be an issue.

Some jurisdictions will recognize the death of a child if they are killed in the process of the mother being killed, but do not recognize abortion as killing. Either the unborn child has rights or it doesn’t.

ramrants on May 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Honestly, Darwin. Detach and look at what you’re suggesting.

Women are producing “western” thinkers?

LOL*

Seriously, get a grip.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:46 PM

I’m sorry, I thought you were capable of thinking outside the box and seeing the big picture. Please forgive me, all future comments will be scaled back to your level of understanding.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Dr. Carlo Bellieni, in his book “Dawn of the I: Pain, Memory, Desire, Dream of the Fetus,” writes:

As soon as it is born, the child shows in a scientifically demonstrable way that it recognizes its mother’s voice and distinguishes it from that of a stranger. Where has he learned that voice other than in the maternal womb?

There are also direct proofs. For example, we register how the movements and cardiac frequency of the fetus vary if we transmit unexpected sounds through the uterine wall. And we see that at first the fetus is startled, then it gets used to it, just like we do when we hear something that does not interest us.

In fact, the scientific evidence is immense. We cannot understand how it can be thought that it becomes a person at a certain point, perhaps when coming out of the uterus.

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kingsjester on May 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Oh, goodness.

Keep talking people.

I really may vote against the GOP for this reason. I was pretty neutral, but you’re convincing me.

You are outside of the bounds here about interfering with people.

Way, way outside.

You want this?

OK, then make that the issue.

I’ll vote against you everytime.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Palin/West 2012.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM

I’d take the Jersey Fatty too.

CTSherman on May 14, 2010 at 12:52 PM

medical decisions

ninjapirate on May 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Exactly right.

It’s not a “woman’s medical decision” like having a wart removed.

Daggett on May 14, 2010 at 12:52 PM

I’ll vote against you everytime.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Fine. Then will you just stop arguing and go away?

DaydreamBeliever on May 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM

I really may vote against the GOP for this reason. I was pretty neutral, but you’re convincing me.

lol.

rightheaded on May 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM

I’ll vote against you everytime.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Go ahead … if killing innocent babies is that important to you, vote left all you want.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM

If you think it’s your ovaries they are dealing with during an abortion…

cs89 on May 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM

I’ll vote against you everytime.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Duh. We all know you are a liberal who hikacks threads and probably gets paid to do it.

What a concept there moron.

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM

I don’t understand the obssession with abortion murder in this country. I know I am going to get beaten up for this, but before viability, why not stay out of it?

bopbottle on May 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Change ‘abortion’ to ‘murder’ which is what it is, killing the unborn. Now do you understand??

docdave on May 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM

child. In other words, pro-life supporters are not trying to take away a woman’s rights, they want to extend rights to the child. Who defends the rights of the defenseless? Does the child have rights or not?

The mother is the existing person, with rights.

If you can’t grant her that, then you are suggesting that she’s nothing but a vessel for birth.

She’s your “tool.”

I suggest you all start creating life in a test tube.

That’ll skirt this problem.

Women have the right to vote, people.

And they have the right to their own medical decisions.

STAY OUT!

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Imho, abortion should not be criminalized by legislatures or LEGITIMIZED by judges. Choice should always be an option for women but choice should not automatically mean abortion is the only choice. If a woman wants to abort her baby, I have no right or ability to stop her from doing so. But I would hope that women would choose not to go that route and consider adoption. And the fathers should have input to the decision as well.

technopeasant on May 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Pregnancy is a perfectly natural punishment for irresponsible sexual activity.

No different than being ‘punished’ by gravity for jumping off a cliff without a parachute.

Dark-Star on May 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM

What? Pregnancy is the natural outcome of sex, not specifically irresponsible sex, and most people consider parenthood difficult but incredibly satisfying.

And now you’ve just compared it to being smashed against a cliff?

This is the problem with our society, that we even consider the possibility of our own offspring being punishments.

I for one and am awesome, and the entire world is better off with more versions of me in it – sad that most people don’t seem to agree with this statement when applying it to themselves. I’m not ready yet for kids, but whenever I do start having them, it’ll be a beautiful moment.

Esthier on May 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM

If the government would get out of it I would. As it stands millions of dollars are funneled to abortion organizations.

darwin on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

word

we’ll keep your hands off your body when you stop making us pay for your abortions

blatantblue on May 14, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I’ll vote against you everytime.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Let’s see… should I advocate evil and get your vote? Or should I advocate good and live without it?

Whatever shall I do?

Daggett on May 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM

lol.
rightheaded on May 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Acually, I like Sarah’s attitude.

I’m not, obviously, very keen on this blog’s regular’s attitudes.

I’d vote against this blog.

I’m keeping an open mind with Sarah.

AnninCA on May 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM

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