Monday, September 1, 2008

Why the Beltway is wiser than everyone else - let's ignore the facts on Sarah Palin and condoms

I was doing some Empoprises research when I ran across this comment from Matt Munson at Inland Utopia:

Palin has views that are outside the mainstream like banning all forms of birth control and condoms even for married and straight couples.

And yes, Munson was talking about Sarah, not Michael. But I was wondering if he had his signals crossed, so I did some research.

The main source that I found for Munson's statement appears to be a statement on an AOL message board. (It seems to be sourced from an August 30 Political Wire guest post, but whenever I try to bring up the post, my browser locks up. Go figure.) Anyway, here's the statement in question:

In fact, as Palin's cultural views become better known -- she oppose abortion in all cases and opposes the use of birth control pills and condoms even among married couples -- she will undoubtedly scare the hell out of the soccer moms and 98% of Hillary voters.

Not a lot of detail, but the post referred to a website called (uh, yeah). No reference to Palin there.

The Daily Kos, while not speaking of condoms specifically, cites Palin's prominence in Feminists for Life, then moves on to the Army of God:

Most chillingly, Army of God, a pro-life organization that lists those who murder abortion providers as "heroes," also classifies birth control as an abortion method. On the "Birth Control is Evil" section of their website they explain, quite threateningly, "Birth control is evil and a sin. Birth control is anti-baby and anti-child...Why would you stop your own child from being conceived or born? What kind of human being are you?"

I'm surprised that the Daily Kos didn't invoke Godwin's Law by the time it was done.

Apparently Political Wire and the Daily Kos never got around to reading the newspapers, Alaska. Yeah, perhaps they may have something relevant to say regarding Palin's opinions, ya think? From the Anchorage Daily News, August 6, 2006:

In 2002, when she was running for lieutenant governor, [Sarah] Palin sent an e-mail to the anti-abortion Alaska Right to Life Board saying she was as "pro-life as any candidate can be" and has "adamantly supported our cause since I first understood, as a child, the atrocity of abortion."

Palin said last month that no woman should have to choose between her career, education and her child. She is pro-contraception and said she's a member of a pro-woman but anti-abortion group called Feminists for Life.

"I believe in the strength and the power of women, and the potential of every human life," she said.

Apparently TIME Magazine bought the claim that Palin was pro-contraception. But, of course, we know that TIME is a fascist tool of the Republicans.

Therefore, of course, TIME can be discounted, as can a newspaper in Palin's home state.

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