by Jennifer Angliss
Let’s take Sarah Palin at her word that Trig is her biological son. We do not currently have any hard evidence to say otherwise, despite all those pictures floating around the internet.
But the evidence we do have is disturbing enough. At 36 weeks of pregnancy, Palin was in Texas for an energy conference. She began leaking amniotic fluid and having some contractions that “seemed different from the false labor she had been having for months.”
These are signs of early labor. And at 36 weeks, that’s premature labor. If you’re the pregnant woman in this situation that’s your cue to go get checked out by a doctor, and we’re not talking about the doctor who is 4000 miles and 3 time zones away. Also consider the fact that the pregnancy was higher-risk given that the baby had Down syndrome; and getting on that plane seems like a really poor choice. Early labor can become full-blown labor very quickly and flights can easily be delayed.
Sure, this story has a happy ending for the Palin family. But it seems to me that Palin took unnecessary risks and exhibited some abysmally poor judgment. If she’s willing to risk the health of her son in order to deliver him in her home state, what else is she willing to risk?
Sources used: Anchorage Daily News