Quote of the day

Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, McCain aides said.


Okay, so it's not exactly a quote, but as many others around the tubes have also noted, the relevant thing to take away from this is that under a McCain Supreme Court--and especially under a Palin Supreme Court, were that to come to pass, young Bristol wouldn't have a say in the matter, unless she were in imminent danger.

As for how much choice Bristol actually had in the matter, well, according to this, she could have terminated the pregnancy if she had chosen, although between 1997 and 2007, pregnant teens in Alaska had to get parental consent or seek a judicial bypass to terminate a pregnancy. Bristol's mother reacted this way:
Gov. Sarah Palin immediately condemned the high court ruling as outrageous and an infringement on "a parent's right and duty to make sure they're looking out for their child's best interest."
Guess it's clear where Governor Palin stands on the right of teens to choose.

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