Debate Question for Palin


Of the many questions Gwen Ifill could ask Sarah Palin, the one I would like to hear has to do with reconciling her Couric interview response that here is an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution, with her opposition to a woman’s right to choose (Roe v Wade) 1973 and a couple’s right to contraceptives (Griswald v Connecticut, 1965, which recognized a penumbra right to privacy protecting Planned Parenthood in giving info about contraception to married couples).

This is what she said during the interview:

Couric: Do you think there is an inherent right to privacy in the Constitution?

Palin: I do. Yeah. I do

It would be a novel constitutional move indeed, to defend supporting an inherent right to privacy that resulted from Griswald and Roe, without supporting these two cases, and actively opposing the myriad of public policies spawned since 1965 and 1973 respectively.

The obvious answer is she cannot defend her statement, which leads to plenty other questions.

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