The Palin-Couric Interview on Abortion

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Sarah Palin and Joe Biden represent their views on Roe v Wade, privacy and the Supreme court in this Katie Couric interview:


Biden is simply scary in both his misunderstanding of the constitution and misrepresentation of Roe v Wade. I guess that's just good ole Joe for ya. 

Palin struggles :

Couric: Why, in your view, is Roe v. Wade a bad decision?

Sarah Palin
: I think it should be a states' issue not a federal government-mandated, mandating yes or no on such an important issue. I'm, in that sense, a federalist, where I believe that states should have more say in the laws of their lands and individual areas. Now, foundationally, also, though, it's no secret that I'm pro-life that I believe in a culture of life is very important for this country. Personally that's what I would like to see further embraced by America.

Couric: Do you think there's an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution?

Palin: I do. Yeah, I do.

Couric: The cornerstone of Roe v. Wade.

Palin: I do. And I believe that individual states can best handle what the people within the different constituencies in the 50 states would like to see their will ushered in an issue like that.

Couric: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?

Palin: Well, let's see. There's, of course in the great history of America there have been rulings, that's never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but ...

Couric: Can you think of any?

Palin: Well, I could think of ... any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But, you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a vice president, if I'm so privileged to serve, wouldn't be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.


Although her statement about Roe v Wade beat Biden's hands down, this was setup and Palin didn't come out unscathed. Couric's trap was a series of complex questions that demanded answers which would appear contradictory. For example, how can Palin deny Roe vs. Wade and believe in the constitutional "right to privacy", which Couric slyly notes is the "cornerstone of Roe vs Wade".

Well, the same way the explicit right to keep and bear arms (Second Amendment) doesn't allow citizens the right to shoot one another. Life is an unalienable right, which means man can't take it away through Supreme Court decisions based upon other rights.

Couric's erroneous presupposition that the constitutional right to privacy legitimizes a woman's murder of her unborn child is telling and reveals the intent of her underhanded line of questions.  It's too bad Palin wasn't quick enough to counter.

Regarding Supreme Court decisions she disagrees with, Palin's attempt to dodge backfires - she's simply not good enough to give that type of rambling answer.


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1) Palin is flat-out wrong, abortion is not a states-right issue, it's a human life issue. Do we want to battle this in 50 states or wrap it up in one fell swoop? Ask the pro-aborts, they know, that's why they went for the Supreme Court.

2) She shouldn't have tried to ramble on that answer. Her answer should have been "I can't think of one right offhand".

3) When Katie pulled that "cornerstone" garbage, Palin should have mentioned that abortion has nothing to do with the "right to privacy". That ruling was contrived nonsense. The only reason libs get away with nonsense like that on a daily basis is that Republicans, Conservatives, Independents and Libertarians don't have the courage to go on offense. Libs are like children, they will never quit demanding, never.

You want proof? Look at AIDS. It kills 12,000 people a year, not enough to make it into any of the "cause of death" stats in any listing. Yet they have secured as much research funding as for cancer research, over 1.5 billion dollars a year! How many die from cancer every year? Over 600,000 people. 50 times the number of people who die by AIDS. Not only that, AIDS is at least 90% preventable. No homosexual sex, no needle drug use, no AIDS.

Did I make my point?




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