Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: What the Media Didnít Say
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 isnt 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. Indianas 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.
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!".
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....
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.
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.
Just wait until a gay gene is discovered and watch the left go nuts.
my sister was given a diagnosis of a downs baby... she never thought about an abortion and my nephew was born without it.
“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.
Also, from Instagram this morning:
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A post shared by Sarah Palin (@sarahpalin97) on Nov 18, 2019 at 11:17pm PST
My OB said the same thing to me and I gave the same answer as you. Though now its a blood test done during a specific window of time, not a riskier amino.
He further explained that the test wasnt about abortion, but rather the heart problems that often go with Downs. Our hospital was only a level 2 (IIRC) and hed 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.
Thanks, KC for pinging me. And to all the Palin haters here a big raspberry!
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.
Palin better than Murky Cow Murkowsky who didn’t vote for
Go Palins, Go!
*PING* & *PING* & *PING*
God Bless Sarah Palin! I wish her continued success. :)
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,
Beautiful article, thank you.
Thanks for the ping and for posting the link to Sarahs IG.
THE BABIES ARE HERE!!! Willows baby girl twins are beautiful and mama, grandma Sarah, great-grandparents, Aunt Piper and Uncle Trig ALL look great!!
Ive been following Willows baby updates. She carried these sweethearts a long time, for twins!
Double blessings and many more blessings, to this sweet family!!