April 24, 2024

Is Sarah Palin a moral snob?

Doctors criticise her bad example of not having an abortion
Sarah, Trig and Todd PalinAbout 90% of American mothers bearing Down syndrome children abort them because, doctors say, their mothers are unable to cope financially and emotionally. Does this make the 10% who can cope an elite bunch of moral snobs? Possibly, judging from remarks by prominent physicians in the US and Canada.

Writing in the popular on-line magazine Salon, San Francisco-based Dr Rahul K. Parikh praises Palin for standing up for a child with special needs. But he criticises her for opposing abortion rights. She is having her cake and eating it, too, he contends. She had a prenatal diagnostic test which gave her an opportunity to choose an abortion. But she didn’t. Instead she stormed onto the moral high ground and gave birth to a disabled child. What her supporters interpret as a loving act, Dr Parikh views as a way of oppressing other women. "Her supporters say that [her son] Trig signals that she practices what she preaches. Her decision to make her own choice but not grant it to others is a sign of her hypocrisy."

Similarly, in Canada, André Lalonde, of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, told the Globe and Mail that Palin had set a bad example. She might influence other women other women without the necessary emotional and financial support to bear Down Syndrome children. Women should be free to choose abortion, he insisted. "The worry is that this will have an implication for abortion issues in Canada."

3 thoughts on “Is Sarah Palin a moral snob?

  1. Having in The White House a person who supports the family and the life (whithout adjectifs) means that we can trust that she will act in consequence with those values in other fields of human action. This is good for the U.S. and for the rest of the free world.

  2. Sarah Palin chose to give birth to a child with Down Syndrome in order to influence other women, not out of love? Clearly, those who propose this incredible hypothesis have no idea what being pregnant and giving birth entail.
    In opposing abortion, Sarah Palin is consistant with her beliefs. She believes that taking the life of an innocent human is murder, and therefore opposes it.
    Instead of making abortion more accessible, why not seek the means to meet the needs not being met that bring women to think they have to choose between child and career, studies, or basic needs.

  3. Your bias and liberal penchant is simply too obvious. I get the feeling that if you can?t agree with people, you ridicule them.

    Even if 90% of people are doing something, that doesn?t make it right. There is no majority rule when it comes to conscience and morals.

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