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From the ad: “I was raped. And then I got pregnant. Sarah Palin believes the government should be able to force me to carry the pregnancy to term. Sarah Palin believes that the government should make that choice. Not me. Governor Palin, I didn’t have a choice about being raped. But I should have a choice about this.” (via)
Sarah Palin: “Palin said she would support abortion only if the mother’s life was in danger. When it came to her daughter, she said, ‘I would choose life.'”
But not life for her daughter. At the time Palin said that she wanted her daughter to be forced to bear a rapist’s child, her oldest daughter was 14.
Moreover, Alaska’s rape rate was an abysmal 2.2 times above the national average and 25 percent of all rapes resulted in unwanted pregnancies. But Palin’s position was palatable within the state’s largely Republican political circles. (HuffPo)
During the four years Palin was mayor of Wasilla:
While the Alaska State Troopers and most municipal police agencies have covered the cost of exams, which cost between $300 to $1,200 apiece, the Wasilla police department does charge the victims of sexual assault for the tests. Wasilla Police Chief Charlie Fannon does not agree with the new legislation, saying the law will require the city and communities to come up with more funds to cover the costs of the forensic exams.
That’s Sarah Palin. If the Republicans who find her policies “palatable” manage to rig the 2008 election and get McCain and Palin into the White House, that’s the woman who will be President if John McCain doesn’t manage to survive the next four years.