Both women decided to continue with their pregnancies. Not every woman would have made the same choice, but these women were able to make the decision that was best for them and their families. The first woman had a miscarriage; the second woman had a child with Downs’s Syndrome.
Unexceptional, common stories, right? Except that the first woman is GOP presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann, and the second woman is perennial maybe-candidate Sarah Palin. Both women have spoken publicly about how their very personal pregnancy decisions have underscored their commitment to anti-choice policies and beliefs. [Read more...]