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Sarah Palin: What the Media Didnít Say
Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2019 | James Gottry

Posted on 11/19/2019 4:32:33 AM PST by Kaslin

This week, Sarah Palin was a guest on Dr. James Dobson’s radio program, Family Talk. 

It’s been over a decade since she first burst onto the national scene, telling the world that the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick, and reminding us that “a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.”

But I digress.

The point is, Sarah Palin remains a household name, and she has never been afraid to speak her mind. Because of this, when the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate appeared recently on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, the media came like a moth to a flame. But they honed in on one specific part of her interview: the state of her marriage.

They missed – or ignored – a very important part of the conversation.

Palin and Dr. Dobson talked about her beautiful son, Trig. Sarah described him as “amazing” and “the best thing that ever happened to me.”  She said Trig “teaches me every single day about what's important,” and expressed shock “that people would want to snub life out of him and not give him or other children with these challenges a chance.”

That’s right, I forgot to mention… Trig has Down syndrome. If you have met someone affected by this disability, then you – like Palin – know how special they are. But children like Trig are disappearing from the earth because of an avoidable tragedy: abortion. 

When an expectant mother receives this diagnosis for her child, she is often pressured to have an abortion. And that pressure is having results. In the United States, approximately 70 percent of women choose to abort their unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome. In Iceland, the number is nearly 100 percent, and other countries have similarly high rates. 

Like many “worst-kept secrets,” far too few people are talking about this ugly reality.

Why do we abort babies with Down syndrome? Because they're different? Because they face some unique medical challenges? Because there are neurological complications?

Countless children are born every single day who are “different” (best I can tell, just about all of them). Many children – and adults – face medical challenges. And a fair number of them face neurological complications.

Should we exterminate them all? (Hint: It shouldn’t be difficult to formulate a definitive answer to this question.)

Recognizing the severity of this crisis, a group of U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would “prohibit discrimination by abortion against an unborn child on the basis of Down syndrome.” (Notably, not one Democrat joined in sponsoring the Senate bill.) As co-sponsor U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said, “to deny a child the chance at life because of his or her chromosome count is a heinous effort to eliminate a vibrant community through abortion.”

The effort to stop selective abortion of Down syndrome babies isn’t just taking place at the federal level. Eight states have passed laws restricting abortion of babies with Down Syndrome – Indiana, Ohio, North Dakota, Louisiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas and Utah.

This is good news…right?

Yes. But….

What does it say about our society that we would even need such laws? And what does it say about our society that many groups and politicians oppose this most basic protection of life? Many of the state laws that have been passed to protect unborn babies with Down syndrome are not being enforced due to legal challenges. Indiana’s law was struck down, and those in Ohio, Louisiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas are in litigation.

All details aside, this is our tragic reality. Abortion is being used as a high-tech eugenics device – an effort to “improve” the human race by systematically eliminating the most vulnerable among us.

As a society, we need to answer one question: Is life sacred, or is it not?

And if it is sacred, we need to do something about it. We need to stand up for these precious children and support politicians who are willing to stand for life.

Or, in the words of Sarah Palin: “Buck up or stay in the truck.”


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1 posted on 11/19/2019 4:32:33 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Why do we abort babies with Down syndrome? Because they're different? Because they face some unique medical challenges? Because there are neurological complications?

Because they're inconvenient. /s

I saw Rachel Campos-Duffy this morning on F&F talking about her newborn with Down's. I'm always impressed by parents of children with this disability, particularly when the kids are mostly grown. I see them in the Wal-mart or grocery store and just think "Wow!".

2 posted on 11/19/2019 4:37:20 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine)
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To: Kaslin

The media didn’t say it, but it got said - we all knew and loved the “deal about Trig - and I still see his young sister licking her hand and flattening some unruly hair on his head as the camera panned the stands....


3 posted on 11/19/2019 4:44:23 AM PST by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches, or Trump in general, while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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To: Kaslin

Growing up-our neighbor had a sister whose son (Donnie) had Downs syndrome. A very sweet boy. That sister had another son who died at a young age, in a plane accident

The sister outlived her husband and other siblings. Donnie, alone, cared for his mother until her death. Amazing.


4 posted on 11/19/2019 4:56:00 AM PST by SMARTY ("Nobility is defined by the demands it makes on us - by obligations, not by rights".)
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To: Kaslin

My Ob asked if I wanted an amnio to rule out Downs since I was of “advanced maternal age” (41) and I said no, I wasn’t doing anything about it if came back positive. I didn’t give a hoot if the baby had Downs. He said at least I would be able to line up resources and I said plenty of time for that. Lucky me I got a healthy baby, though still a scary birth as the umbilical cord practically strangulated her during the birth and she was blue and cold when she arrived. But the team got her breathing and now she is a beautiful college educated conservative adult.


5 posted on 11/19/2019 5:11:15 AM PST by yldstrk (kANYE We have a winner!)
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To: Kaslin

Just wait until a gay gene is discovered and watch the left go nuts.


6 posted on 11/19/2019 5:22:19 AM PST by Dusty Road (")
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To: Kaslin

my sister was given a diagnosis of a downs baby... she never thought about an abortion and my nephew was born without it.


7 posted on 11/19/2019 5:23:07 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: trebb; All

“Downs” people make wonderful humans. They express all of the characteristics most prized by culture - love, sympathy, generosity, faithfulness, mercy, and joy. They are God’s gift to a broken world.


8 posted on 11/19/2019 5:25:58 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (A deep and terrible ignorance born of abject corruption is required to hate our president.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

Amen.


9 posted on 11/19/2019 5:30:26 AM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Kaslin; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Sarah Palin Ping.

Good Article.

Also, from Instagram this morning:

View this post on Instagram

Banks&Blaise!! 💕💕BlessingX2 💕💕Congratulations Willow&Ricky = and then there were four💕💕

A post shared by Sarah Palin (@sarahpalin97) on Nov 18, 2019 at 11:17pm PST


10 posted on 11/19/2019 5:32:29 AM PST by KC_Lion
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To: yldstrk

My OB said the same thing to me and I gave the same answer as you. Though now it’s a blood test done during a specific window of time, not a riskier amino.

He further explained that the test wasn’t about abortion, but rather the heart problems that often go with Downs. Our hospital was only a level 2 (IIRC) and he’d rather the baby be born in a hospital that is able to deal with the potential immediate care rather than have him airlifted immediately after birth. But, because I got transferred to the OB after a major complication showed up it was too late to have the test done anyway.

I remembered his explanation and had the blood text done with the next two babies. It seemed more loving to be in a hospital equipped to deal with possible serious complications rather than roll the dice here. Only one of my babies survived and there was no need to go to a different city for her delivery.


11 posted on 11/19/2019 5:38:14 AM PST by NorthstarMom
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To: KC_Lion

Thanks, KC for pinging me. And to all the Palin haters here a big raspberry!


12 posted on 11/19/2019 5:38:38 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: sauropod
There is a young lady at our local Wendy's who has Downs. We make it a point to dine there because she is constantly cleaning tables and asking patrons if she can get them drink refills, napkins or anything else.

At your average burger joint, you often have trouble finding a clean table to dine at. Here, it is clean like 60 seconds after the previous diners vacate it, if that. She is a bundle of energy who genuinely adds to a positive dining experience.

13 posted on 11/19/2019 5:48:45 AM PST by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Palin better than Murky Cow Murkowsky who didn’t vote for
Kavanaugh.


14 posted on 11/19/2019 5:50:39 AM PST by Zenjitsuman ( p)
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To: Vigilanteman

That’s awesome!


15 posted on 11/19/2019 6:00:05 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine)
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To: miss marmelstein
You are very welcome dear FRiend.

Go Palins, Go!

16 posted on 11/19/2019 6:07:26 AM PST by KC_Lion
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To: Kaslin; Morgana; KC_Lion

*PING* & *PING* & *PING*

God Bless Sarah Palin! I wish her continued success. :)


17 posted on 11/19/2019 6:32:46 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Dusty Road

A Gar gene will never be found. And if they ever find one that would be great. With the latest technologies we can edit gay genes out of the human race entirely,


18 posted on 11/19/2019 6:43:12 AM PST by Torahman (Remember the Maccabees)
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To: KC_Lion

Beautiful article, thank you.


19 posted on 11/19/2019 6:44:12 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: KC_Lion

Thanks for the ping and for posting the link to Sarah’s IG.

THE BABIES ARE HERE!!! Willow’s baby girl twins are beautiful and mama, grandma Sarah, great-grandparents, Aunt Piper and Uncle Trig ALL look great!!

I’ve been following Willow’s baby updates. She carried these sweethearts a long time, for twins!

Double blessings and many more blessings, to this sweet family!!


20 posted on 11/19/2019 6:49:45 AM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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