First of all, this is NOT a personal attack. Every family has its issues and Palin's is no exception. I respect that, and I don't think it has any relevance to this presidential race.
No, this is about her policies
I was watching Jon Stewart and Newt Gingrich yesterday, as I'm sure were a few of you. See what I'm talking about link
(according to my German friend, this is NOT just America-only!).
"This was Bristol's decision and we should honor that," Jon Stewart paraphrases from Palin, and then goes onto later say, "Isn't decision another word for choice?"
I know there are a lot of pro-lifers here, but there are also pro-lifers... with exceptions. And Palin wants to outlaw abortion even in the case of rape. Now, first of all, I don't care that her daughter's pregnant. I think they're handling it well, actually, and I feel sorry that her daughter has to go through this in front of the public eye. I do not judge her daughter for her choices, nor do I think it says anything about Palin as a mother or even as a VP candidate. Like I said earlier, that's irrelevant.
But I have to agree with Jon-- If they chose to have the baby, that's still a choice
. And, as a pro-choicer (who hears the cries of pro-lifers, really, I do), I still feel that it IS a choice that the parents of a child and the family should make. NOT the government. I don't think it's a choice that should be made lightly by any means, but I still feel it's a choice to make.
What do you guys think of this? And that daily show video?