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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

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Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

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The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

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Jewish World Review Sept. 19, 2008 / 19 Elul 5768

I want to have Sarah Palin's baby

By Julia Gorin

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I don't mean that in a romantic way. I'm talking about Trig. How cute is he! No doubt even the most avid pro-abortionist was thinking as much when little Trig was on the convention stage with the rest of the Palin family. I wouldn't be surprised if Palin's choice started a new fad: Everyone is going to want to get themselves a Down Syndrome baby—a breed that's almost extinct, with 80 to 90 percent of pregnancies being terminated when the prenatal test shows Down.

As mother of a Down Syndrome child Patricia Bauer wrote in the Washington Post in 2004: "Prenatal testing is making your right to abort a disabled child more like 'your duty' to abort a disabled child…At a dinner party not long ago, I was seated next to the director of an Ivy League ethics program. In answer to another guest's question, he said he believes that prospective parents have a moral obligation to undergo prenatal testing and to terminate their pregnancy to avoid bringing forth a child with a disability, because it was immoral to subject a child to the kind of suffering he or she would have to endure."

Well no more. In fact, now that the country has had a taste of Trig, people are going to be aborting if the baby doesn't have Down Syndrome. The Special Olympics will be more watched than the unspecial Olympics (though they won't likely ever happen in Beijing, where a limp can keep a student from getting accepted into a good college).

In fact, if hypothetically I were to have sex with my husband in the next eight years, I could very well end up with a Down Syndrome baby of my own. My relatives keep warning me about that when they try to scare me into having kids before the age of 40:

"Your eggs will dry up!"

"Your uterus will fall out!"

"You'll be an old woman!"

"You won't be able to take care of children!"

"They'll be retarded!"

I answer: So what?! The way I see it, any kid is going to be a pain in the behind and is physically exhausting, what with the chasing around a parent has to do as a constant spotter for the child, whose primary directive is to get himself or herself killed in the first six years of life. So if I get one that's a little slow, that's less chasing around I'll have to do. It'll be perfect: I'll be retired and the kid'll be retarded. Between the time I throw the Frisbee and the time the kid retrieves it, I can get all my napping in. And I can still become a stage mom and force the kid to live out my dreams for me. Just look at Corky from "Life Goes On." That's right — we've been killing off Corky, that lovable, tenacious TV character. At least that kid had an acting career, which is more than I can say for myself. I've never passed an audition, but the Down kid did.

I'll tell you what they should have a prenatal test for — to see if a baby is allergic to nuts. That's some defective stuff right there. At least a Down Syndrome kid isn't going to die from a peanut. Who ever heard of dropping dead from a Planters? Every dessert has traces of nuts. Not being able to eat dessert?! Now there's a handicap for life. Is that a life worth living?

Palin must have enjoyed hearing the Left-propelled rumors that Trig was actually her teenage daughter's baby. Everyone knows that chances of having a Down baby increase to 25% after age 40, so how could anyone doubt the baby belonged to 44 year-old Palin rather than 17 year-old Bristol? What Palin may not know is that having a baby after the age of 40 — whether it's your first or fifth child and whether it's disabled or not — seriously diminishes the unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause. The relatives and medical books don't tell you that, do they?! I had to find it out in Spanish from three Peruvian sisters at a barbecue. This was later confirmed to me by an aunt who otherwise disagrees with everything I say.

So Sarah Palin is one lady who can look forward to not having hot flashes interrupt important vice-presidential meetings—without worrying about getting cancer from the hormone-laden drugs every other menopausal female is prescribed.

The woman is an all-around inspiration to women like me, who are putting off the maternity ward until we're in the geriatrics ward. And if the prenatal test shows Down, I'm down with it. But if the test shows a peanut allergy…

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