Meet Pro-Life Governor Sarah Palin
As Christians who oppose abortion, we should throw our support to politicians who also oppose murdering our unborn. As average citizens, we do not get much flak for our opposition to abortion. Pro-life candidates for political office, on the other hand, can count on much hostility, condemnation, and unfavorable coverage when they speak out openly about their position on abortion, and they should be honored for doing so.
Today, I will pay homage to Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska. Not only is she strongly pro-life, but this lady lives the views she expresses. Many pro-life individuals reconsider their position when they are given the devastating news that they are carrying a child who has Down syndrome. In fact, 90 percent of all couples who receive the news of an expectant child with Down syndrome choose to abort. It is uncertain how many of these babies are carried by women who once called themselves “pro-life.”
Nevertheless, 44-year-old Palin and her husband, Todd, the parents of four children, chose to be in the 10 percent of couples who embrace a child with this disability. An Alaskan columnist, Effie Caldarola, wrote the following story about the Palin family: “Over a month ago, her office announced that the 44-year-old and her husband, Todd, were expecting their fifth child in May. It was a secret the beguiling brunette, a runner, managed to keep from even her staff. Then, April 18, she surprised us again by giving birth a month early to Trig Palin, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. In true Sarah fashion, her amniotic fluid leaked in Texas, she gave a speech at a Republican Governors Association convention as scheduled anyway, and then returned to Alaska to deliver.”
“Immediately the family made this announcement: ‘Trig is beautiful and already adored by us. We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives.’”
“Trig Palin has Down syndrome. Early prenatal testing alerted the Palins to this chromosomal abnormality, as it is alerting more and more families in the early stages of pregnancy. Unfortunately, because of early screening, more children with Down syndrome are aborted and fewer and fewer are being born.”
“Children with Down syndrome do bring ‘unspeakable joy’ into this world. I know the laughter and blessings my 5-year-old nephew, Ethan, with Down syndrome, has brought to our family. But how do you explain this joy to a perfection-at-any-price world?”
“Politicians rarely help. How many politicians are ever called upon to really walk the walk in their lives? Palin, a politician who has been eloquent in her defense of life before birth, has now proven with her own life how much she truly ‘walks the walk.’ Thank you, Sarah, for a beautiful witness given to us through a little one whose Norse name, Trig, means ‘brave victory.’”
What an impressive lady! I wish Pennsylvania could boast of a governor of that caliber. Trig is blessed to be raised by the Palin family. May the good Lord honor her and her husband for the courage and faith to see the child God has given to them as the gift he truly is.
At 9:53 AM, Ted said...
Despite the Dems and the allied main stream media’s desperation to see Romney as McCain’s Veep, Mitt is clearly out, with (1) Obama doubling down on the class warfare theme (McCain’s 7 houses) and (2) McCain doubling down with ads showing the hypocrisy of Biden attacking Obama in the primaries — Romney did way more than that contra McCain.
This leaves only Govs Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Pro-abortion Ridge and Dem-Lieberman were never real considerations, despite relentless media goading. Pawlenty’s lackluster TV performances, coupled with Palin pizzazz, the primacy of oil drilling and the ticked off women/Hillary voters, does now portend a McCain/Palin checkmate on the Dems. This is so albeit the Dems and liberal media dare not mention Palin’s name, that is, everyone but…..
And if there’s any question as to Palin being uniquely positioned and able to more than nullify Biden in debate, see the excellent discussion at palinforvp.blogspot.com
Team McCain, well done!!!
At 6:09 PM, Ted said...
VEEP Debates Q&A
QUESTION: How will Sarah Palin do in a debate with Joe Biden?
ANSWER: How many men watching will be aware that Biden is in the room?