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Great article. Many women are jealous of Palin because she seems to have everything, and is unapologetic. Let's face it, the media has savaged her, and this sends out a powerful message: she is worth hating. How absurd is that? This piece should be printed in every paper in the USA.
I don't think you should feel shame at all. To continue a pregnancy or not is a horrible, painful choice to have to make. I'm blessed to have two healthy daughters. I should be ashamed to say that if I became pregnant again and something was wrong with the baby, I would probably terminate. It would be especially heartbreaking because I was widowed 6 years ago and have been married again for almost two years. This is my husband's first marriage and he has no biological children, but I can't imagine putting him, myself, and my daughters through life-long stress if I didn't.
I admire Sarah Palin for a lot she did with her family life. Keeping Trig; not forcing her daughter to marry the guy who knocked her up just to make political hay; even trying to get her sister's (allegedly) abusive ex-husband fired made sense to me. She does a lot right as a mother, and if I ever meet her, that's the kind of stuff I'd talk to her about. However, she doesn't have it all -- she consistently fails in her professional life. She is unable to form a grammatical, or even logical, sentence in public speaking situations unless she has a piece of paper in her hands. She blames other people and vague dark forces for keeping her down. Her role as VP candidate was to foment hatred and spread mistruths and lies. The rabble-rousing she did is a main factor for the poor reputation the GOP has now. And winners never quit -- quitters never win. She's a role model as a mother, but not as a politician.
Making the choice to have a Down's baby 30 years ago would have been brave when everyone would have recommended putting the baby in an institute and there were no support systems available. Now a days with all the specialists and being able to send your child to an actual school, it's not brave.
As a mother of a son with Down Syndrome, I appreciate you sharing your "afterthoughts." I believe that we need someone like Sarah Palin in office to help us fight for the rights of our special needs citizens -- children and adults alike.
Thank you for this article! I'm so glad momlogic has decided to stop only allowing articles that bash Sarah Palin. Love her or hate her, she's a woman who's raising her family and trying to have a career in the face of many obstacles. She's an icon of strength for all mothers!