The liberal spin machine, which just tried to sell a terrible false rumor about Sarah Palin's daughter, including on my blog Cause of Our Joy (see the comments) is now giddy with glee that she has a real life challenge. Her daughter Bristol, age 17 is pregnant outside of marriage. But we Catholics have a surprise for them. It's called forgiveness.
We admire Sarah's guidance as a mother to her daughter in crisis, to choose life for her unborn child. Character has been defined as what you do when no one sees, but I would like to add that character is what you do when everyone is looking. Sarah Palin has proven twice in the past five months just how deep her pro-life convictions are. She is truly pro-life, and just the kind of leader this country needs to help us out of the moral morass we are in.
Deacon Keith Fournier says it very well:
In fact, the Palin's have only confirmed me in my conviction that the Governor of Alaska is a great asset to John McCain and just the kind of leader which we need to stand at the side of the next President of the United States.Bristol Palin acknowledges that she is five months pregnant and unmarried. She and the father of this child have properly exercised their freedom of choice. They have done so morally. They have chosen life. They have also decided not to offer this gift of life for adoption. That is also a moral choice. Bristol will give birth to this child, not abort him or her. She and the father of the baby will marry in the future.
Today the internet was abuzz with discussion of what is “proper” and allegations that this news somehow undermines the claim that Todd and Sarah truly hold “family values”. How despicable! We should all praise Bristol and the father of this child for not opting to kill the baby through abortion. We should applaud and pray for the grandparents who have decided they will help the new family. The scurrilous and judgmental comments and concerns over whether this news undercuts Senator McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin are revealing.
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