Former Gov. Sarah Palin is mother to a beautiful 9-year-old boy named Trig. He happens to have Down syndrome. You can imagine how she reacted, then, to the CBS report that Iceland is “eliminating” children with the syndrome via abortion.
“This intolerance for people who may not look like you is so wrong, it’s so evil,” Palin said on Fox News Tuesday night.
Iceland is a "beautiful country," she recalled, but “it won’t be so beautiful it they continue down this path.”
Choking back tears, Palin was shocked that the government is trying to “snuff out the life” of those who don’t look like their subjective view of perfection. It is a culture that hearkens back to neo-Nazi Germany, she noted.
“Children with Down syndrome are “unique and make the world more unique,” Palin said.
Palin also criticized the “celebratory” tone CBS used when it tweeted about Iceland’s anti-life agenda. Others noticed too.
The vice presidential candidate and her son have been the victims of mockery since she entered the political spotlight. In 2011, Wonkette published a piece, which they have since removed, in which they called Trig "retarded." No mother should have to subjected to such cruel rhetoric.
Palin acknowledged on Fox that she was “full of fear” when she was handed the diagnosis that Trig may be born with Down syndrome. She was “brought down to her knees” and asked God to prepare her.
“The minute Trig was born, the fear went anyway,” she said.