this past Holy Week and Passover, we saw both the worst and the best of
humanity on display. We bore witness to deranged attacks on an innocent
three-year-old spurred by a "pro-choice" site. And we bore witness to
three, then 11, then 23, 43, and now 44 advertisers standing up and
doing the right thing - and pulling their ads off that site. With each
development of the story, we emphasized how these deranged attacks on
Trig Palin are rooted in pro-abortion ideology - or what what
pro-abortionists call "pro-choice." We further cited the statistic that
fully 90% of Down Syndrome pregnancies are aborted. Wonkette and its
followers went unhinged, because Governor Sarah Palin - Trig's mother -
What is "Pro-Choice"?
The term "pro-choice" sounds really warm and fuzzy. After all, who
wants to be "anti-choice"? It's a loaded term leftists always use to
describe pro-lifers. One pillar of pro-choice ideology is that a woman's
body is hers to do what she wants with, and that abortion is a woman's
inalienable right. Keeping abortion "safe and legal" is the second
pillar of "pro-choice" ideology. Some center-leftists and "pro-choice"
folks from the center-right add "rare" to the mix. But, the behavior of
Wonkette and its followers was "anti-choice" to the core. These people
were so consumed by blind hatred toward all things Palin that they
staked an illogical position antithetical to their own stated ideology.
They became the thing they hate.
Carrying a Pregnancy to Term From a Pro-Choice Perspective
So, let's examine Gov. Palin carrying Trig to term from a
"pro-choice" standpoint. If we accept as true the notion that Gov.
Palin's body is "hers to do with as she pleases," carrying a pregnancy
to term is just as much a choice as aborting the pregnancy. You cannot
call yourself "pro-choice" while simultaneously arguing against
completing a pregnancy to term. It's Gov. Palin's body...as a woman if
she wants to carry her pregnancy to term - choosing life - that is her
prerogative and her right. Gov. Palin had the legal right to abort her
pregnancy. She chose life instead. Is that not "choice"?
Just because something is legal, does not mean it is mandatory.
Smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol are both legal, and in some
jurisdictions, marijuana possession and smoking is also legal. Many
people choose not to smoke or drink even though the law permits it. Just
because something is legal does not make it right or smart to do.
Life is a Choice...
Gov. Palin did not carry Trig to term under threat or duress. She carried him to term of her own free will, knowing and understanding that he would have special needs. Free will is the essence of choice. Free will underpins "pro-choice." True pro-choice respects the choosing of life as a woman's right.
But, to hear some "pro-choicers" speak and read their evil anti-Trig
rants, they practically wanted to ambush Gov. Palin while she was
pregnant with Trig, hog-tie her and drag her to the nearest abortion
clinic....simply put, these "pro-choicers" are "pro-choice," as long as
the choice is abortion. Life is not a valid choice in their deranged
ideology. These people are not "pro-choice," as they like to call themselves. They're "anti-choice" and they're pro-abortion. They have taken the leap from abortion being a "right" to being mandatory - anti-choice.
Gov. Palin Lives and Leads by Example
Though Gov. Palin is pro-life, we have never seen her trying to outlaw all abortion. Yes, she believes tax payer dollars should not be used to fund abortions. Yes, she believes partial-birth
abortion should be outlawed - even most "pro-choicers" agree with her
position on this. Yes, she has supported parental notification when a
minor wants to have the procedure done. Gov. Palin believes abortion is
an issue that should be decided at the state level, not the federal
level. Being a limited government conservative, Gov. Palin is not
interested in policing people's bedrooms. While she has strongly held
beliefs that guide her life, Gov. Palin has said more than once that she
is not out to convert anybody or shove anything down anybody's throat.
For Gov. Palin, when governing, following the Constitution supersedes
Gov. Palin has a simple faith and lives it. Gov. Palin does not
merely preach pro-life. She lived it, as did her daughter Bristol. Both
carried their pregnancies to term of their own free will,
even though it was not "convenient," and they live in a society where
abortion is "safe" (it's not quite as safe as its proponents crack it up
to be, though admittedly safer than the back alley coat hanger
abortions of old), legal, and - unfortunately - common.
Pro-Life is Pro-Choice
Gov. Palin's decision was not just pro-life. Her decision was also
pro-choice in the purest sense of the term. To argue otherwise is
patently absurd and irrational. Choosing life is a choice. Pro-life is
Tonight will most likely be our final update to the Trigs Crew Companies
or Hall of Heroes, which now number 44 with Dominos Pizza jumping
aboard. These 44 companies sent the message loud and clear that
attacking an innocent three-year-old is a despicable act not to be
tolerated. The Letterman debacle of 2009
was the beginning of the end of the era of the Palins being a leftist
punching bag. His sexism and misogyny cost his show four major sponsors.
This episode proves once more that unhinged, unprovoked attacks against
the Palins carry severe consequences.
Trig's Crew Companies was created by Ellen, an engineering student and contributor to Standing4Palin.com.
H/T Josh Painter, Texas for Sarah Palin for lead on Trig's Crew Companies Twitter
Trig's Crew Hall of Heroes
Standing Up and Doing the Right Thing