Palin's Critics Bitter Over Own Abortions

'Grief, shame, and guilt' spur attacks on Republican candidate
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2008 4:29 PM CDT
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, blows a kiss to her infant son, Trig, as she speaks during the Republican National Convention.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The attacks lobbed at Sarah Palin have less to do with the candidate herself and more with the shame, guilt, and grief of the post-abortion community, the co-founder of an anti-abortion group writes in the National Review. Kevin Burke says Palin inspires such vitriol because she chose to have a baby with Down Syndrome, exposing the “painful wound in our culture.”

“The Palin family’s decision to affirm the value of the unborn child confronts the collective grief, guilt and shame of all who have participated in any way in the death of an unborn child,” says Burke, hoping that Palin’s story stops feeding “a disgraceful media feeding frenzy fueled by our post-abortive culture,” instead becoming “a beacon of hope and healing.”