Palin Refused to Choose

Palin Refused to Choose: "Palin Refused to Choose

BY The Editors

September 7-13, 2008 Issue | Posted 9/2/08 at 11:16 AM

If Feminists for Life’s cachet seemed to rise when President Bush appointed U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, it has risen even higher now. Roberts’ wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, is counsel to the organization and a former vice president of it. But Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — Sen. John McCain’s vice-presidential pick — is herself a member of the organization.

Last week we wrote about the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, Joe Biden. This week we take a look at the woman he’ll face in the vice presidential debate.

Though she has no legislative history of abortion votes, her membership in Feminists for Life is telling.

This is not a group of ideologues who want to impose their will on an unwilling world, whether the world likes it or not. It’s a group of women who know that “Women Deserve Better Than Abortion,” to quote the tagline from their website.

They also have an unexpected offbeat message that gets to the heart of the abortion issue: “Refuse to Choose.”

By that, they mean that abortion is a false choice foisted on women. They can either keep their baby or keep their academic or career path. Feminists for Life arg"

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