Friday, 17 April 2009

Choice for Me, Not for Thee

Sarah Palin drew a crowd of about 3,000 at a fetus fetishist bunfest in Indiana last night.

Interestingly, when she spoke of finding out that her most recent child would have Down syndrome, she said she considered 'changing the circumstances'.
“There just for a fleeting moment I thought, I knew, nobody knows me here. Nobody would ever know. I thought, wow, it is easy. It could be easy to think maybe of trying to change the circumstances. No one would know. No one would ever know.”

But it was time, she said, to “walk the walk” in regards to her long-standing pro-life convictions.

“I had just enough faith to know that trying to change the circumstances wasn’t any answer,” she said.

Nobody would know because abortion is a medical procedure covered by doctor-patient confidentiality rules.

And yes, wow, it's easy because abortion is safe and legal, and for a relatively well-off person like Palin, easily accessible.

She CHOSE not to change the circumstances. We feminists fought for and continue to fight for that right she exercised.

She thinks she made the right choice. Fine. But Palin and the rest of the anti-choice gang would take the right to choose away from the rest of us.

They really don't get irony, do they?


deBeauxOs said...

The other side of that fact - feminists are still fighting to maintain the right of all women to know the potential outcome of a pregnancy and to be able to decide, to choose whether to continue or to terminate - is that it gives women like Sarah Palin the opportunity to be all self-righteous and sanctimonious which she couldn't very well be if abortion were illegal.

fern hill said...

Feminists. . . so useful.

Dave said...

The hypocrisy is actually thicker than the irony. Palin made it clear that she had a choice, exercised it, and now that she doesn't need it anymore she promotes the idea of eliminating it.

How very... conservative of her.

fern hill said...

Oh yeah, the fetus fetishists do hypocrisy real well too. Here's a link to one of my fave pieces: The only moral abortion is my abortion by Joyce Arthur about the justifications anti-choice women use when their birth control fails.

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