Monday, April 20, 2009
Sarah Palin Considered Abortion "for a Fleeting Moment"
Somehow, Gov. Palin manages to twist the fact that she was able to consider all her options and make her own decision into an argument for denying other women the same autonomy.
Wash. Post: Palin Says She Weighed Abortion, by Garance Franke-Ruta:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told an antiabortion audience in Indiana on Thursday night that, "for a fleeting moment," she considered having an abortion after learning that her son Trig would have Down syndrome.
The experience, she added, "now lets me understand a woman's, a girl's temptation to maybe try to make it all go away."
Ultimately, Palin said, she decided she had to "walk the walk" concerning her long-standing antiabortion views. She avoided using the word "abortion" in her speech, preferring the phrase "change the circumstances."
See also: Wash. Post: Palin's Personal Choice, by Ruth Marcus.