Mo (mofic) wrote,
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Palin as Anti-Abortion Counselor

When Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin to clarify her position that abortion should be illegal even in the case of a fifteen-year-old girl who has been raped by her father, Palin said that she would "counsel" the girl to "choose life." "Counseling" sounds like such a nice thing to do! It makes one think of summer camp and guidance counselors and marriage counselors.

On the other hand, Palin doesn't need to change the U.S. Constitution or pack the Supreme Court enough to reverse Roe v. Wade to "counsel" anyone. If the child in question had no family to protect her from "pro-lifers" then Palin can certainly counsel her to give birth to her rapist's child and her own sibling under today's law. They can counsel her to raise the son/brother or daughter/sister herself or to try to find an adoptive couple not scared off by incest.

Reversing Roe v. Wade and making abortion illegal in this country would have no impact on anyone's ability to counsel anyone else. It would force that 15-year-old girl to give birth to her rapist's child or risk her own life in an illegal operation. I hope the vast majority of USAmerican voters realize that voting for the McCain/Palin ticket is voting for a President and a Vice President, for a change in the Supreme Court, for a continuation of the failed Republican policies. It's not voting for a counselor.
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