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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Palin's Motherhood Under the Microscope

Washington Post blogger Michael Gerson did a piece last week Trig Palin, Sarah Palin's four-month-old son with Down syndrome, with Trig cast as an unlikely civil rights leader. Most of the reaction he has received has been from the parents of children with disabilities, who are grateful for Gov. Palin's example of compassion. But Los Angeles Times blogger Andrew Malcolm reported an entirely different reaction to Trig Palin's story. Gerson has a new article up, in which he reports and comments on this phenomena, Palin's Heroic Choice, Held Up as a Bad Example.

It seems that there are people out there ready to cast the Palins in a negative light due to their decision not to abort Trig upon learning that he had Down Syndrome. Some women who aren't "prepared to deal with the consequences" of a Down syndrome child, he reports.

What a bunch of weenies modern society has become. If people never do one hard thing in all their life they become sluglike and their souls atrophy. Adversity doesn't only build character, it forms souls, nurtures compassion and broadens outlooks. It speaks volumes about the pro-choice crowd that there are those among them willing to judge a woman because she does not kill her unborn child.

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