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Saturday, September 13, 2008
Did Palin consider "rape kits" a form of abortion?
John Aravosis (DC) · 9/13/2008 12:09:00 PM ET · Link
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UPDATE: I'm now convinced this is what's going on. There's a nationwide issue going on where "Christian" hospitals or doctors are refusing to give these medications to women who were raped. John McCain's good buddy, Joe Lieberman, thinks that's okay. I will bet you that is what happened here. Sarah Palin didn't want to give rape victims the choice to stop being impregnated by their rapists.

(UPDATE: Joe Sudbay just sent me this article. In fact, there are those in the pro-life community who consider treating rape victims "abortion.")

A reader writes and asks an interesting question. Sarah Palin's town of Wasilla, Alaska, was the only - or at the very least, one of the very few - towns in Alaska to charge rape victims for their own rape kits. Now, rape kits are the medical equipment that the police use to examine rape victims for forensic evidence. During that exam, women are sometimes given drugs to stop the implantation of a possibly fertilized egg in the uterus. (As an aside, the reader asked if sometimes during these exams a fertilized egg is collected as evidence - does anybody have the facts on this?)

Now, Sarah Palin's policy on rape is the following - rapist gets your pregnant, too bad, you're going to carry your rapist's child for 9 months whether you like it or not. Palin wants to outlaw all abortion, unless the mother is going to die. You get raped? You don't get an abortion. And extreme conservatives like Sarah Palin consider stopping a fertilized egg from implanting "abortion." (And if a fertilized egg is collected, they certainly consider that abortion, and murder.) Is this why Sarah Palin was quite possibly the only mayor in Alaska to charge for "rape kits"? She considered treating rape victims a form of abortion?

It's been almost a week now that the Obama campaign has ignored this issue. We wrote about it last Monday, a good 5 days ago. Obama said yesterday that the reason he's not hitting back harder against McCain is because he doesn't want to "lie." It's not lying when you tell the truth about a hideous issue that affects every woman and man in America. This issue had all the hallmarks of a perfect response to throw John McCain off his game:

1. Palin was the only mayor in Alaska to charge rape victims.
2. McCain voted against Biden's own legislation to ban the charging of rape victims.
3. Palin and McCain have made outreach to women, and faux outrage over "sexism," a central part of their campaign.
4. McCain got into trouble years ago for telling a rape joke.
5. McCain hates talking about these issues.
6. The media has shown a marked interest in this story - it's a compelling story they want to tell, but they won't truly jump on it, full force, until the Obama campaign does something with it.
7. The "reason" Palin's chief of police gave for charging for the rape kits was that they didn't want to raise taxes (imagine linking tax cuts and rape, imagine John McCain having to deal with the rape question every time he talks about tax cuts).
8. And now we find out that Palin may have been against rape kits because she may have thought they were a form of abortion.

And the thing, it's all true.

At some point, someone needs to have a chat with whoever in the higher reaches of the Obama campaign is responsible for missing so many no-brainers - it's beginning to look like it's Obama himself - while at the same time complaining that the media insists on covering the "lipstick" story, and accusing anyone who is worried about the direction of this campaign of being a "bedwetter." Had Obama jumped on this story on Monday, when he first knew about it, we'd have still spent this week talking about sexism - but it would have been the sexism of John McCain and Sarah Palin. And before anyone says that the story is telling itself - no it's not. There have been a smattering of news stories about it. That's it. There should have been a media feeding frenzy over this story, but there wasn't because the Obama campaign refused to touch this story.

NOTE FROM JOHN: A reader writes:

I should add that the contraception offered in these instances would either be Plan B or something called the Yuzpe method which is 4 tablets of a high dose oral contraceptive. It would not be RU486 which does expel an implanted ovum. Plan B and the second method have several modes of action, including prevention of implantation of a fertilized ovum in the uterus, but these modes of action do NOT include aborting an already established ovum.

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evild614

Sep 13 @ 6:07PM  
Yup. Our next VP is going to be the Crazy Eskimo Bitch- a VP who doesn't know what a VP does, and a woman who hates women. Wouldn't even let her teenage daughter get an abortion.
bustybettyboop

Sep 13 @ 6:37PM  
how do u know her daughter wanted an abortion? i doubt she did! an my daughter was born from a rape and i wouldn't trade her for the world! yep! totally against abortion! voting for mccain!
theSkwirl

Sep 13 @ 7:05PM  
Not gonna call names as everyone has their own idea about what is right and what is wrong... just gonna say .. one more time..

The only difference between a society where abortion is legal and one where it is illegal, is the number of criminals on the streets and the number of women who are killed or mutilated.

Draw your own conclusions.. I know that you will.
lunanegra

Sep 13 @ 8:13PM  
Dear merciful Sky Deity: I know I don't talk to you much,but...can you PLEASE not let McCain or this hosebeast into the White House? Haven't we suffered enough with Chimpy McWarmongerer?

Sincerely,
Luna
sugarnspice005

Sep 13 @ 9:29PM  
I can live my own life without Uncle Sam or Aunty Betty butting in and telling me how to live it.
casuallylooking

Sep 14 @ 4:51AM  
yep! totally against abortion
That is very understandable. Many people are, and it's their right to have that opinion.

However, taking a pill to stop an egg from being fertilized and making its way to the uterus is Not abortion. It is the prevention ( in most cases) of an unwanted pregnancy. At that point there is no baby to abort. That pill keeps it from getting to the point of a woman having to struggle with her conscience and beliefs of whether she believes in abortion or not.
Plan B (the morning after pill) is an emergency contraceptive. Contraceptive is something that prevents pregnancy from happening.

Wouldn't even let her teenage daughter get an abortion
I have to agree....how do you know that she wanted to have an abortion? We will most likely never know whether she did or not. Speculation on either side is just that..speculation.

The only difference between a society where abortion is legal and one where it is illegal, is the number of criminals on the streets and the number of women who are killed or mutilated.
Abortions will continue to happen, legal or not, just as they did before they were legal..

Just my two cents.....

beefygoblin

Sep 14 @ 8:13AM  
Rape joke?

You mean like rapes no laughing matter...unless your raping a clown?


Thenewguy2957

Sep 14 @ 1:10PM  
Where exactly do the Governor's actions or opinions on this subject appear in fact form?

That blog is 101 pro-O'Bama posters jerking each other off. While no one ever has, or would, lie on a political blog, or made up something about a political candidate I'd still like to see it in her own words.


http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/palin.asp
40DWM

Sep 14 @ 3:23PM  
IMHO, it's the woman's choice if the child lives or dies.

But, to call Sarah Palin a "Pro-Papist" shows me just how desperate
some of the cornered Rats of the far left have became.

If you trap a Rat, it will bite anything that comes near.

Some people really, REALLY, have anger issues.

ladybootscooter

Sep 16 @ 11:04PM  
No hate, no anger, just facts.

Sarah Palin interviewed by Charlie Gibson of ABC News, September 12, 2008:


Gibson: Roe v. Wade, do you think it should be reversed?

Palin: I think it should and I think states should be able to decide that issue.

Gibson: It's a critical issue for so many women.

Palin: It is.

Gibson: You believe women should not have that choice?

Palin: It is a very critical and very sensitive and a personal issue also for so many women and men across this nation. I am pro-life. I do respect other people's opinion on this also and I think that a culture of life is best for America. What I want to do when elected Vice-President with John McCain, hopefully be able to reach out and work with those who are on the other side of this issue because I know we can all agree on the need for and the desire for fewer abortions in America and great support for adoption, for other alternatives that women can and should be empowered to embrace to allow that culture of life. That's my personal opinion on this Charlie.

Gibson: John McCain would allow abortion in the case of rape and incest, you believe in it only in the case of when the life of the mother is in danger.

Palin: That is my personal opinion.

Gibson: Would you change and accept it in rape and incest?

Palin: My personal opinion is that abortion allowed, if the life of the mother is in danger, please understand me on this, I do understand McCain's position on this. I do understand others who are very passionate about this issue who have a differing view. The problem is there are too many abortions and women are hurt and I just believe it is time we evolve the debate even, into more long-term solutions for the issue we're talking about
asnet

Sep 17 @ 12:04AM  
LBS:

Sounds more like a weasel than a fact.


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