Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday threw her support behind a controversial bill that would generally require parental consent before girls under age 17 could get an abortion.
Palin offering "support" could be spun one of two ways. Either she's stating that she supports the "choice" that family's would have to make, or she's saying that she is supporting this in order to prevent women under 18 from getting abortions on their own.
Wherever you fall on the abortion issue, right or left, this legislation is about family, and it's about parents' rights and protecting our children, and it's supported by legislators on both sides of the aisle.
Protecting women from abortions or protecting families? Perhaps I'm looking at this through too conspiratorial a lens, but Palin would never get behind a piece of legislation if it weren't going to burnish her national image. I'm thinking that this might have more to do with abortion "prevention" that family "choice".
Then again, I could be wrong.
Let the spin begin.