Monday, September 29, 2008

So why doesn't Palin just say she's for funding rape kits which include emergency contraception?

As you may know, while Sarah Palin was the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, her town was one of the few in Alaska to charge rape victims for their own forensic exams - i.e., for the medical exams necessary to gather evidence to catch the rapists. At the time, Palin's own police chief said the town didn't want to pay for the exams because it would be a "burden" on taxpayers (i.e., tax cuts were more important than women who were raped). Others suspect that Palin didn't want to pay for the exams because they often include emergency contraception (conservatives think emergency contraception is abortion), and Palin believes that women should be forced to carry their rapist's baby to full term (ask her, it's true).
Palin's spokesman only gave one brief quote saying how outrageous this story is. Yes, it is outrageous. Then, we heard nothing from Palin. Not that Sarah Palin refusing to talk about anything is news. John McCain would like nothing better than for us to put Sarah Palin a 72-year-old-with-serious-cancer's one heartbeat away from the presidency without knowing a single thing about this woman's credentials for being president (other than that she wears lipstick and can see Russia from her kitchen window).
I wonder how much of Thursday's Vice Presidential debate will be used up talking about rape kits. Tom

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