A very good point

I know, I know, distraction again. But Thomas Schaller has made such a good point:

Both Sarah Palin and John McCain back abstinence-only education. No surprises there.

What’s galling is this: When the subject is a pregnancy to an unwed, minority teenage mother growing up in some (presumably Democratic) urban area, that pregnancy becomes fodder for lectures from conservatives about bad parenting, the perils of welfare spending and so on. But when the subject is a pregnancy to an unwed, white teenager from some small town in a Republican state, that pregnancy is…a celebration of the wonders of God’s magnificence–and choosing life!

4 thoughts on “A very good point

  1. And, why was the young woman characterized as “choosing” to keep her baby. I thought they were anti-choice?

  2. Mr. Schaller,

    Do you think your remark “minority teenage mother growing up in some (presumably Democratic) urban area, that pregnancy becomes fodder for lectures from conservatives about bad parenting, the perils of welfare spending and so on” is the opinion of all Republicans? This can easily be the opinion of many Democrats. DO NOT PUT WORDS IN ANYBODY’S MOUTH AND LET OTHERS SAY THIS IS “DOUBLETALK.” who’s making the double talk?

    A teenage pregnancy will likely always be a source of distress in any community–Democrat or Republican–but that unborn child is also always a HOPE FOR ALL OF US.

    Just think about it–that next child—any child of any color, ethnicity or belief–could be the next President, the person who will formulate cures for cancer, the next PEACEMAKER to end all wars.

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