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Opening Arguments

Choose well, dears

Well, heaven forbid that we reduce the number of abortions:

Sarah and Todd Palin's decision to complete her recent pregnancy, despite advance notice that their baby Trig had Down syndrome, is hailed by many in the pro-life movement as walking the walk as well as talking the talk.

But a senior Canadian doctor is now expressing concerns that such a prominent public role model as the governor of Alaska and potential vice president of the United States completing a Down syndrome pregnancy may prompt other women to make the same decision against abortion because of that genetic abnormality. And thereby reduce the number of abortions.

So it's all about a woman's "right to choose," as long as she makes the correct choice.


Bob G.
Mon, 09/15/2008 - 7:56am

Not to play "devil's advocate", but much the same could be said for a life of crime...

(or the Holy Grail in the 3rd Indiana Jones movie)



Mon, 09/15/2008 - 9:13am

That the doctor is from Canada, home of socialized medicine, is likely a factor here. Canada has had some well publicized problems with lack of NICU space and an abortion is certainly cheaper than caring for a child with Down's.

But it's OK, because you know, socialists care about us.