Obama vs. Palin on abortion

Obama on abortion, specifically with reference to his daughters: “But it should also include — it should also include other, you know, information about contraception because, look, I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” (late March, 2008, in Pennsylvania, when discussing AIDS) This has been reported widely, including: Life News.

Once again, Sarah Palin walks the talk. She just had a baby diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome. She knew in plenty of time to terminate the pregnancy, but she chose not to. Now we find out her 17 year old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. Sarah Palin undoubtedly knew early on and I believe we will find out she counseled her daughter that once she was pregnant, the right thing to do was marry the father and have the baby, to choose life for her unborn child.

If Bristol had been Obama’s daughter, her baby would have been considered a ‘mistake’ with which she should not be ‘punished.’ In other words, Daddy Obama would have counseled her to have an abortion. I ask you: Who has the moral high ground here? Who shines here? Who comes across as the most principled? I don’t think this issue is a problem for McCain/Palin. I think it is a plus.