Monday, September 1, 2008

What a Contrast - The Palins' Press Release

Boy, oh boy...

Do you remember when presidential candidate Barack Obama said that if one of his daughters had an unplanned pregnancy that he wouldn't "want them punished with a baby?"

That was the first big thing that really told me of his character. It said to me that he is so entrenched in the culture of death that he could talk of murdering the child of his daughter, his grandchild.

Everyone has been talking of Palin giving birth to a child she knew was going to be disabled as a sign of her commitment to Life. Well, I'd like to enlarge that picture by pointing out her statement regarding the fact that her 17 year old daughter is pregnant. The press release that Sarah and Todd Palin issued regarding the pregnancy was simple and direct:

Statement from Sarah and Todd Palin

ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, Sarah and Todd Palin issued the following statement regarding today's Reuters story:

"We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We're proud of Bristol's decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.

"Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi's privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates."

Inherent to that statement is that this is not an ideal situation. Bristol and her boyfriend Levi have indeed made a mistake by engaging in an adult activity that brings with it adult responsibilities. They have conceived a child. No one is rushing to "get rid" of the mistake because the child itself is not the mistake - nor is it an inconvenient blob of tissue.

By the way, John McCain is said to have known of the pregnancy before choosing Sarah Palin for the republican ticket.

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