Washington, D.C. - "The surprise announcement that Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter is pregnant provided another opportunity for the vice-presidential candidate to make a politically convenient choice or the right one. The family could have treated the innocent baby as a 'punishment' and secretly snuffed out the child's life to avoid a high-profile embarrassment. Instead, they are embracing this unexpected baby as a child worthy of love, a human being who deserves respect, a weak member of their family who needs their care. The Palins have opened their family's challenge for all the world to see, providing a beautiful example for other families, many who have faced the same predicament," said Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee.
Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, political commentator for Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, agrees, "Sarah Palin has shown her strength in both personal and professional arenas. This is a personal, family problem that deserves privacy. We are confident that she and her family will handle this unexpected situation with grace and love. We appreciate the fact that the Palins addressed the issue in a straightforward manner and that they are providing loving support to the teenager and her boyfriend.
"As conservatives and pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-family people, we acknowledge the courage and strength that the Palins are showing as they face up to their individual responsibilities in this circumstance," says Crouse. "We pray that God will surround the family with His love and mercy in the days ahead. We add our voice to the request that the media provide the Palin children with the privacy that has been granted other children of politicians. We continue to support Sarah Palin as a top-notch candidate for the vice presidency."
For more commentary on this issue, please read Dr. Crouse's commentary at http://www.cwalac.org/article_754.shtml.
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