I should say upfront that I actually admire a lot about Sarah Palin. I may not agree with all of her political ideals, but you have to respect a woman who fiercely loves her family -- which she clearly does. She has such a seemingly tight bond with her daughters and millions of moms look to her as a role model. But her recent comments about Hillary Clinton and abortion are way off base.
Sitting down for an interview with Extra's Mario Lopez, the former Governor or Alaska was asked whether she thought of the news that Chelsea Clinton was pregnant would help Clinton's chances in a run for the White House. Palin's response? She hoped that being a grandparent would help "open her eyes." Specifically, to her views on abortion and being pro-choice.
"Just knowing that her daughter Chelsea is pregnant with a baby - it's a real baby! It's not some disposable something," Palin said. "Those who... are in this position now as a parent or grandparent, they realize that sanctity of life - how innocent, how precious it is. And of all places, it should be in the womb that these babies are protected."
It's hard to imagine that Clinton's pro-choice stance would change so dramatically because she will soon be a grandmother. It’s not as though all of the sudden this will make babies “real” to her. She already is a real mother, after all.
In fact, it may make her dig her heels in even more. She strikes me as the kind of person who would want to work to ensure that her future granddaughters have the right to choose too.
Do you think being a grandmother will change Clinton's mind on the issue?
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