Thursday, September 11, 2008


Sometimes, liberals slip up and speak openly and honestly.

South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate " whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”

In other words, the decision to have an abortion is a routine, mundane one. Having decided not to abort her mentally damaged baby and commit herself to the hard work of raising a down syndrome child because 1) she believes that to be the only moral option and 2) because she believes the joy it would bring into her family is far greater than the burden, is a similarly mundane decision.

Feminism sold abortion as devoid of emotional impact - a practical decision, of no greater consequence than sraping the uneaten food off your plate into the garbage - no soul searching, no struggle, no haunting dreams, years later, of the children that never were. So while Fowler's comments aren't surprising, they're still shocking.

As is the bigotry of the educated elite. The sense of moral superiority they feel because Sarah is small town, Sarah is religious, Sarah fires a gun. We were taught that they are the party of compassion, inclusion - fighters against bigotry. Yet they practice it with such zeal.

Fowler was later forced to offer a... clarification.

"I personally admire and respect the difficult choices that women make every day, and I apologize to anyone who finds my comment offensive. I clumsily was making a point about people in South Carolina who may vote based on a single issue."
I wonder what that point was.

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