Gov. Sarah Palin admitted to an anti-choice audience last Thursday that she considered having an abortion when she discovered that she was carrying aÂ fetus with Down’s Syndrome. The speech was given to the Vanderburgh County Right to Life in Indiana.
It appears that Palin’s speech was intended to show the depth of her opposition to abortion. But–probably much to her dismay–her speech canÂ be applauded by the pro-choice communityÂ because itÂ showsÂ yet anotherÂ woman making aÂ choice.
Gov. Palin also mentioned her daughter’s choice to bear her child.
We are happy that the Palin family was able to make decisions about their pregnancies. Imagine if theyÂ had been Â forced to abort their pregnancies because one had Down’s Syndrome and the other was conceived out of wed-lock.
Choice Matters and the reproductive rights community support all choices–whether to continue the pregnancy or not — and we will continue to fight to make sure that all women,Â including theÂ Sarah and Bristol Palins of the world,Â can continue to have a choice.