Palin Talks of 'Choice' When She Would Take It Away
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2009 1:36 PM CDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the Vanderburgh County Right to Life fundraising dinner in Evansville, Ind.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin continues to inadvertently make pro-choice arguments as she campaigns for a ban on abortion, Ruth Marcus writes in the Washington Post. After revealing that she twice considered aborting son Trig, Palin said “I do understand what these women, what these girls go through in that thought process.” Of course, “if it were up to Palin,” Marcus writes, “women would have no thought process to go through.”

“The ‘good decision to choose life,’” Marcus continues, “would be no decision at all, because abortion would not be an option.” Palin seems “deliberately obtuse” to this point. Marcus respects her certainty, resolve, and choice, but those are hers alone. As Palin herself has illustrated, abortion is a personal choice. “The government,” Marcus concludes, “has no business taking that difficult decision away from those who must live with the consequences.”