Sunday, September 28, 2008

Palin to Obama - really?

I am sad to say that I have been provided with an example that supports my fear of folks voting for Palin for President and forgetting the Vice part.

I received an email containing this article. The way it starts off you think it is going to be about supporting kids with Down Syndrome but then it takes a twist and starts talking about abortion and the Born Alive Infact Protection Act. It goes so far as to compare aborting disabled babies to the Nazis and the Hollocost. Then it ends with a blunt comparison of Obama and Palin and strong support of Palin.

I feel the need to respond to a few things here. First, in Obama's book he states (I'm paraphrasing, but it is in Chapter 6 of The Audacity of Hope) that he firmly believes that politican's faith should stay out of their political decisions - morally he disagrees with abortion, but consitutionally he believes that women should have a choice. Second, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was written to protect an infant that was aborted and then lived - no matter what stage of development. That means that if a 4 month old fetus is aborted and still has a heartbeat when removed from the mother, the doctors are legally obligated to try to keep it alive. Finally, the fact that Palin is anit-abortion should have virtually no impact on whether you vote for McCain or Obama. Palin would be the Vice President - she wouldn't get to vote on issues before congress, bills or acts - McCain will be doing that. Please don't forget this!

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