Sarah's told us the true story and there's nothing in it to rouse the suspicions of a true patriot. Indeed it's the kind of birth story a fine, caring mother of her high caliber would tell. Here's a summary:
- Sarah learns she is pregnant.
- Gov. Palin is told that her fetus-American has downs syndrome and that her pregnancy is high risk. She decides to carry it to term anyway. The godly men and women of the compelled birth movement cheer.
- "Slightly less than eight months into her pregnancy," Sarah's water breaks while she's in Texas. She's scheduled to address the Republican Governor's Association the next day.
- She calls her doctor and asks if giving birth to a premature downs syndrome baby trumps her duty to speak to a bunch of Republican governors. Her doctor presumably tells her she can do both--God gave us penicillin to protect us when our water breaks.
- Gov. Palin stays the night and gives the speech the next day.
- Sarah passes the Baylor Medical Center Neonatal Intensive-Care Unit on her way to the airport to catch a plane to Alaska.
- She boards the plane but forgets to alert the crew that she's giving birth to a high-risk, premature baby with downs syndrome.
- Her plane stops at Seattle's SeaTac Airport before eventually landing in Anchorage.
- Sarah passes Anchorage's Providence Hospital, and its neonatal intensive-care unit, on her hour long drive to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center just outside Wasilla. She isn't concerned that Mat-Su doesn't have a neonatal intensive-care unit, because despite being premature and suffering from downs syndrome, Trig knows how to man up.