For the first time, Gov. Sarah Palin has spoken frankly about the issue of abortion and Down syndrome. The Washington Post reports that Gov. Palin addressed the issue of abortion and Down syndrome at a dinner hosted by an Indiana Right to Life Group (Vanderburgh County Right to Life).
Gov. Palin acknowledged that she was tempted to "chance her circumstances" regarding her pregnancy with Trig upon hearing of his diagnosis and acknowledged that her thoughts were guided by fear and a desire to escape her situation. Furthermore she added that:
The experience "now lets me understand a woman's, a girl's temptation to maybe try to make it all go away."
I, for one, am very glad that Gov. Palin has decided to address the issue of abortion and Down syndrome. Do you think that this type of discussion is helpful? Do you think that it will highlight some of the ethical issues involved in prenatal diagnosis, or is it more "preaching to the choir"?