Friday, April 17, 2009

Sarah Palin did Consider an Abortion!

I have wondered about the honesty of Sarah Palin since her first days on the campaign trail with John McCain. There were some stories coming out of Alaska that did not seem to add up. We learned last night that Sarah Palin has admitted to a "Right to Life" crowd in Indiana , that she considered for a short time having an abortion. Now none of this is really my business, but when claims were made on the campaign trail about never considering an abortion, I was skeptical.

My friends will tell you that in private conversations, I questioned why somebody would undergo an amniocentesis if they would never consider abortion. From my point of view, why put the baby at risk, even if that risk is minor. I know that on occasion some women learn of problems and follow through with the pregnancy after having the procedure. Some women just want to know so they can prepare for the future. Palin bragged throughout the campaign of learning about her son after the procedure and never questioned bringing the baby to term. On the campaign trail, we heard her time and time again tell us that she would never consider abortion.

Did Palin just slip up last night and forget what she had been saying over the past 9 months? Was this a change of heart and a wish to come clean? Your guess is as good as mine; but when thinking back on her time in the spotlight, I'm not so sure that she can keep her story straight. This is not the first time we've heard her change her tune. My guess is that this won't be the last time she can't keep her story straight. From my perspective, people that stretch the truth as a part of their personality frequently get caught up in inconsistencies. I think this is what happened here.

When reading about amniocentesis, you learn that the risks are slight; however, the risks are many. Bleeding, miscarriage, amniotic fluid leakage, uterine infection, respiratory problems, higher likelihood of the need for neo-natal ICU, hemorrhage, fetal damage and a few other bizarre problems thrown in are all potential problems (very slight problems). Why risk it if there is no way that you would consider abortion. Don't pay attention to me, I'm no doctor here. I just thought it odd. Today we know that Sarah Palin was giving some consideration to the choice of abortion; now things make a little more sense.

Let's hope that honesty is the way forward with all of our politicians; and, we'll know that they're honest if they keep their stories straight. People that like to stretch the truth usually trip themselves up. There's a funny thing about people that tell lies though; they just can't seem to stop.


1 comment:

  1. Seems like she had freedom of choice but she does not want anyone else to have it.