Friday, February 13, 2009

The Palin Planned Parenthood party

Actually, Palin didn't plan this party for Planned Parenthood, but it worked out well for the organization, which just goes to show God works in mysterious ways.

Someone or some group (not Planned Parenthood) got the idea of donating money to Planned Parenthood "in honor of Sarah Palin." The idea, which took the form of e-mails asking for donations in Palin's name, took off across the Internet and enough people responded to raise over $1 million for PP.

The christianists wingnuts on the right see Planned Parenthood as the devil's workshop because PP is are supportive of a woman's right to choose with regard to abortion.

Palin responded to this fund-raising effort in her name by calling it "political theater."

She did, however, make a comment that is likely to raise the fundy's hackles: "But on the issue of Planned Parenthood and abortion, at least Planned Parenthood, officials there and, I, we agree on a mission here that we'd like to see fewer and fewer abortions. And I, embracing the culture of life, have perhaps a different approach in how I would like to see that goal reached."

Damn, she has a hard time putting two sentences together!

Actually, I was surprised at the mildness of her statement, but it may fit into the theory of some pundits that she's modifying her strident, nasally nasty approach to gain more support for a presidential run in 2012.

Embedded video from CNN Video

1 comment:

Bob Poris said...

Re: Palin’s family matters:

Obviously her daughter did not do much family planning but accepted her condition. That is admirable and was her free choice. She is still not married but that is also her free choice. I do not know why they haven’t married but it is her business. Frequently a pregnancy does create problems. Sometimes the reality creates some modification in one’s philosophy about birth control, abortion, marriage. I hope they all work it out in a manner that is best for all concerned.

There is also a lot of press re the octuplet’s mother’s free choice to add more children to her family. It seems that once a single female gets pregnant, she becomes very newsworthy. A single, unemployed mother of fourteen small children does have some problems that will have an impact on all the children.

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