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Mothers [Sep. 1st, 2008|03:40 pm]
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I'm frustrated by the attention being given to Sarah Palin's daughter.

As long as she is kind to them, Ms. Palin should be allowed to support her children however she sees fit. Whether the child with Down syndrome is her's or her daughter's is nobody's business but her family's. The fact that her daughter is pregnant is also nobody's business but family.

My mom was undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer when I called to tell her that I was pregnant and going to be a single mother. I apologized for causing her stress during an already stressful time. She replied firmly, "You never have to apologize for a grandchild of mine." That statement meant more to me than anyone can ever imagine.

Regardless of her politics, it sounds like Sarah Palin is being supportive of her daughter and her grandchild (grandchildren?). I respect her for that and wish people would stick to the issues and leave her family out of it.
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-09-03 06:16 am (UTC)

It's not about the kid it's about her mom. She should shut up .

I would be happy to not discuss her kid if she would promise not to discuss mine, or anyone else's. But she won't. She thinks she knows better than we do what our kids need as far as sex education and access to all things about sex. Since Palin may soon be in a position to deny birth control or abortion to everyone's sons and daughters, or to deny funding for condoms in aids prevention programs, or insist on abstinence only sex ed, or limit health benefits for children of young unmarried parents, the fact that one of her kids is a pregnant unmarried teenager is of interest. Plus I think if you have 5 youngish kids, one of whom is retarded, and your husband is racing sled dogs for a couple of months a year, you might not want to take a chance of becoming VP or Prez, because I do not believe there are enough hours in the day, or brain cells in the brain, to do both those jobs well at the same time. For the record, I welcome all babies.
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