Her teenage daughter is pregnant -- and keeping the baby. That's one choice. There are others, but Sarah Palin doesn't want them to be available to young women who might not have the same resources that her daughter does.
CNN is reporting that Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter is five months pregnant -- and planning to marry the father:
How many lives are ruined by teen pregnancy when it could so easily be avoided?
People are going to demand that I give Palin points for walking the talk regarding her rabid anti-abortion stance, given that she has a baby with Down Syndrome, and now her teenage daughter is pregnant and planning to keep it.
But this isn't about her, and her life -- it's about other women who don't have the resources that she does, and what will happen to them when their choices are curtailed. Rich, well-connected women will always have access to birth control and abortion; it's the poor who pay the price whenever Palin and others of her ilk try to impose their views on the rest of society.
The best I can say is at least she's not a hypocrite, like the women profiled in The Only Moral Abortion Is My Abortion: When the Anti-Choice Choose.
So no. She doesn't get any points from me. I *don't* think she's reasonable, and I'm scared shitless of the idea of her potentially being one heartbeat away from the most powerful political position in the country.