A few weeks ago, our own Melinda Henneberger wrote about a speech that Sarah Palin gave to an Indiana "right to life" group. Video of that event, which has recently started making the rounds on the Internet, provides an unprecedented view into Palin's thought process regarding the birth of her son, Trigg Paxson Van Palin. Interestingly, Palin recounts how she considered getting an abortion when she first learned she was pregnant on an out-of-state trip, and, later, after learning via amniocentisis, that her fetus would likely develop Down syndrome. Watch:
Palin went through with the pregnancy, of course, and has been applauded for "walking the walk" when it comes to her staunchly pro-life views, although, by her own admission, she considered abortion. Strangely, the rest of the speech follows a much more orthodox route, claiming that abortion is always wrong, no matter what. Palin holds the belief that "every innocent life does have purpose, and there is no accident," so that if a woman is gang-raped and impregnated, that's all part of God's plan. Incest? The Lord works in mysterious ways.
"I'm going to choose the Creator's idea of perfection over our society's definition of perfection any day."
Given this world view, however, how can we legitimately question any wrong that happens in our world? Indeed, if it happens in our world, where, according to Palin, there is no such thing as chance, what use do we really have for words like "right" and "wrong" at all?
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