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Writer Kathleen Parker Under Fire for Suggesting Sarah Palin Exploiting Son Trig
Life News ^ | 2/15/10 | Stever Ertelt

Posted on 02/15/2010 11:10:11 AM PST by pissant

Conservative opinion columnist Kathleen Parker, who does not take a pro-life position opposing legal abortions, is coming under fire. In a weekend column, Parker suggested pro-life former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was exploiting her developmentally disabled son Trig.

Palin is a darling of the pro-life movement and was lauded for putting her pro-life views into practice when pregnant with Trig.

While ore than 90-95 percent of pregnancies involving physically disabled unborn children like him who are diagnosed with Down syndrome are eventually killed in abortions, Palin chose life for her baby.

Since then, she has become even more outspoken against abortion and has dedicated herself to supporting families and children who are disabled.

Parker points to Palin's comments in response to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who is pro-abortion, calling developmentally disabled children retarded. Palin involved Trig's name and Parker now claims that Palin has a problem separating herself from her child.

"Palin's defense of people with special needs is commendable. Her obvious love for -- and pride in -- her Down syndrome child, Trig, is touching. But each time she sallies forth as Mama Bear to America's special-needs citizenry, invoking Trig's name amid demands for her children's privacy, a bit of uneasiness slithers between text and subtext," Parker writes.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: kathleenparker; palin; palinfamily; trig
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Parker sure spends alot of time bashing Palin for someone she thinks is a flash in the pan.
1 posted on 02/15/2010 11:10:11 AM PST by pissant
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Conservative opinion columnist Kathleen Parker, who does not take a pro-life position opposing legal abortions, is coming under fire.

If the latter part of the sentence is true then the label "conservative" does not apply.

2 posted on 02/15/2010 11:11:38 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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Kathleen Parker..a Conservative..LOL I just busted out laughing when I read that..Parker wouldn’t know Conservatism if it bit her in the ass


3 posted on 02/15/2010 11:15:41 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: pissant

Conservative? She’s was an Obama supporter!!!! Sheesh.


4 posted on 02/15/2010 11:16:25 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: pissant

The more articles/opinions I read by Parker, the more disdain I have for her.


5 posted on 02/15/2010 11:16:33 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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To: Bushbacker1

She has been dead to me for years


6 posted on 02/15/2010 11:17:40 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: pissant

The media doesn’t want to go after Rahm Emmanuel so they are putting the focus on Palin.


7 posted on 02/15/2010 11:20:37 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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Parker now claims that Palin has a problem separating herself from her child.

Of course Sarah Palin cannot seperate herself from her precious Trig!
He's part of her emotionally, mentally and geneologically as well as physically.
Sheesh, Ms. Parker sure needs to get herself a brood of her own.

8 posted on 02/15/2010 11:23:21 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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She’s jealous.


9 posted on 02/15/2010 11:25:46 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pissant

Parker, is just jealous of Sarah just like the ugly democrats..


10 posted on 02/15/2010 11:26:59 AM PST by PLD
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Exactly! Nothing about murdering a child is "conservative." Every time Sarah is with her child (or mentions him), pro-aborts everywhere will feel uncomfortable and attack her. He obviously has Down syndrome, and pro-aborts feel that they "took care" of that issue for women with abortion, and Sarah is just slapping them upside their heads and cold hearts by keeping him and loving him. Pro-aborts everywhere need to work toward showing Satan the door (and the sooner, the better!), by reversing their deadly stance on life.

Pray for our Nation (and Kathleen Parker, too).
11 posted on 02/15/2010 11:27:59 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: PLD

Sure sounds that way


12 posted on 02/15/2010 11:28:54 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
It's a ploy...editors know she's a lib, but run her column so they can claim "fair and balanced" coverage by having the "conservative" point of view.

I think using Trig as a vehicle to slam Palin for political expediency is typical for this lowest of low rent for this lib.

Palin Bashers



13 posted on 02/15/2010 11:29:24 AM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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Abortion is the bottom line for all these leftists. If they can only have one leftist thing, it has to be killing babies. Bill clinton triangulated on everything else, but he was steadfast in his support for abortion—because he understood his base. No compromise on that.

That’s why none of the token “conservatives” who write for the NY Times or the Washington ComPost have been pro-life. Because that’s a point their bosses won’t give an inch on.

Babies must be killed at all costs.


14 posted on 02/15/2010 11:30:18 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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“Parker now claims that Palin has a problem separating herself from her child”

I believe it’s called being a mom.


15 posted on 02/15/2010 11:31:27 AM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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Wonder if Kathleen has any chillens?


16 posted on 02/15/2010 11:32:12 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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But each time she sallies forth as Mama Bear to America's special-needs citizenry, invoking Trig's name amid demands for her children's privacy, a bit of uneasiness slithers between text and subtext,"

You can be sure this "uneasiness" is solely in the eye of the beholder.

17 posted on 02/15/2010 11:33:02 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: FrankR

cute cartoon you betcha...killing them with kindness.


18 posted on 02/15/2010 11:35:16 AM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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doubt it. Mothers have a certain sisterhood that you don’t mess with her children. JMO


19 posted on 02/15/2010 11:43:57 AM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: pissant

replying to anything this dingbat has to say is a waste of bandwidth. Just say No.....


20 posted on 02/15/2010 12:03:57 PM PST by joe fonebone (A third party does need the majority to control the house...they only need 10%)
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