Living in Washington, DC, having graduated with a degree in Politics from Wake Forest University, and with profound respect for my colleague, Amy Hendel, I must respond to her recent article, "Sarah Palin: I Oppose Abortion in All Cases, Including Rape and Incest". First, let me say that I am conservatively Pro-Choice. I do not think women should use abortions as a form of birth control. I strongly believe in birth control, and do not understand how anyone could be against it, as I do not think there is a religious basis for an arguement against it. Having said this, I don't think it's fair for babies to be aborted after the first month or so, and also not fair to ennact legislation that would force a women to have a baby who was the product of rape or incest, beyond her control. I think there is a LOT of grey area involved in this issue, and therefore I would not want the courts or bureaucrats to make these decisions as they are extremly personal and unique in nature.
As a Republican woman, I was very excited to hear that Senator McCain had chosen a woman as his running mate, as I feel we have many capable Republican women. As I researched Governor Sarah Palin online after hearing of the selection, I knew that this strong woman reminded me of someone. Then I realized that she reminded me of Julia Roberts's portrayal of Erin Brockovich, a legal clerk who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the $28 billion Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), of California in 1993.
Both Governor Palin and Ms. Brockovich were beauty queens who gave up the pagaents for something less shallow. Neither had the typical or expected background for the success they acheived. They weren't "blue bloods". They didn't have Ivy League degrees. They are both independent, intelligent, outspoken, seemingly average, middle-class women with a strong American work-ethic, common sense, and a passion for justice and the common good.
I think the American public will fall in love with Governor Palin, just as they did for America's Sweetheart's character in "Erin Brockovich". Although, she's not Pro-Choice, she is still my choice!
- Miss A
Published On: September 04, 2008