So, I was reading this piece over at Chicks on the Right (which I think is a pretty good site), on Sarah Palin and if she will run for President or not.
Now, up front, I like Sarah Palin, sure. I don't think she should run. But that's actually not the topic of this post. The topic is how I've heard in Catholic, Protestant, or other circles about how people admire her for carrying her son, Trig (who has Down's syndrome) to term, how much courage she has, how much fortitude, how much wisdom, for not aborting her special needs child.
I don't get this, and I will try to tell you why. I don't understand why we are congratulating someone for NOT killing another person. Is that an actual accomplishment?
Yes, I understand that raising a special-needs child takes an incredible amount of strength, especially in a country where 90% of Down's Syndrome kids are aborted, where your child might never come into contact with another DS child, especially as a kid (maybe not so much as an adult).
This is not a 'dig' against Sarah Palin, because as far as I know she hasn't said any of these kind of statements herself. This is more against her 'cheerleaders', who applaud someone just for doing the right thing. Yes, I realize that people do wrong things all the time and it is refreshing to come across someone doing the right thing. But praising Sarah Palin just because she did the right thing in this instance makes no sense to me.
End rant. Comments welcome, as always, even if you disagree.