2008 Palin to Teen Moms: Drop Dead
posted by September 2 at 16:51 PMon
It just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee who revealed Monday that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, earlier this year used her line-item veto to slash funding for a state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live.
Wow. WOW. I wonder how many pregnant teenagers in Alaska decided to go ahead and abort because they were homeless and broke and without the same resources and support that Bristol Palin enjoys.
One thing about the choice to have an abortion—one unfortunate thing—is that far too many young women make the choice to have an abortion under duress. Young women who choose abortion because they can’t see how they could care for the baby themselves are, sadly and maddeningly enough, likely to view themselves not as victims of conservatives who enact policies that are hostile to the poor, but as victims of legal and safe abortions.
Back to the story…
According to Passage House’s web site, its purpose is to provide “young mothers a place to live with their babies for up to eighteen months while they gain the necessary skills and resources to change their lives” and help teen moms “become productive, successful, independent adults who create and provide a stable environment for themselves and their families.”
Palin’s own daughter, Bristol, is five months pregnant.
You know, I don’t see how you can count yourself as pro-life if you enact policies that coerce other peoples’ children into having abortions.