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National Review Writer: Abortion Issue Drives the Left's Hate for Palin

Why is it that liberals and the “gotcha media” so dislike Sarah Palin? Thank goodness the National Review’s Kevin Burke, who apparently holds a degree in armchair psychology, is here to help us get to the bottom of this troubling issue.


National Review Online (via Wonkette):

Seeing the Palin family, in a very visible public forum, with an uncompromising and public pro life philosophy arouses deeply repressed feelings in post abortive parents, as well as media members, counselors, health care professionals, politicians and others who promote abortion rights, especially the abortion of children with challenges such as Down Syndrome. These powerful repressed feelings of grief, guilt and shame can be deflected from the source of the wound (i.e., abortion) and projected onto an often uncharitable focus upon the trigger of these painful emotions…the Palin family.

We have also learned that Sarah’s 17-year-old daughter Bristol is pregnant and will give birth to her son or daughter. This information has been exploited to attack chastity programs and the alleged glamorization of motherhood at the expense of contraception and abortion rights. But this completely misses a more crucial issue that once again our society struggles to face.

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