a (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality b : a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true <truths of thermodynamics> c : the body of true statements and propositions
the body of real things, events, and facts
I think everyone reading this will agree that the truth never changes. Events that actually happened a certain way can’t later be changed. I had a chicken tender for breakfast this morning. That will always be a fact. Sometime in the future I might say that I had a bowl of cereal but that would not be the truth.
Sarah Palin said that Trig was born at Mat-Su Regional Hospital on April 18, 2008 and that he was due on May 18, 2008. The same story was reported here and by numerous others newspapers, magazines and websites. Millions of people accept this as truth.
So if this is the truth why has Sarah Palin’s recount of the birth of Trig changed? How is it possible that Trig was now born in Anchorage when Mat-Su Regional Medical Center is located at 2500 S. Woodworth Loop in Palmer, Alaska.
According to MapQuest it is nearly 38 miles from Palmer to Anchorage.
Via AK-1 S
41 mins / 37.81 miles
They are definitely not the same place but watch the video here. During this speech Sarah says that Trig was born in Anchorage. That may be the truth but if so it was a lie that he was born at Mat-Su Regional Hospital. A baby can’t be born in two different places.
Unless one of the babies presented as Trig was born in Anchorage and the other at Mat-Su Regional and Sarah got mixed up.
Another change in Sarah’s birth tale is how far along in the pregnancy she was when Trig was born. The due date given in the news stories above was May 18, 2008. Trig’s official birthdate is April 18, 2008. Thirty days early or just over four weeks. That would be between thirty-five and thirty-six weeks gestation. Forty weeks is full term.
In this video, though, Sarah says that Trig was born when she was seven and a half months pregnant. That would be thirty-two weeks gestation.
The following links to pictures, video and stories were compiled doing Google searches. They outline what can be expected with a baby born at 32 weeks gestation.
/Links to stories about babies born at thirty-two weeks.
All of the babies mentioned above required care in an NICU and they didn’t have the additional complication of Down Syndrome.
After reading all this information I can’t reconcile it with this image of a supposedly newborn Trig.
Maybe he was born at thirty-two weeks and was presented on April 18, 2008 but this picture is not of a baby just born at thirty-two weeks gestation.
The truth never changes. Sarah has either forgotten the lies she told and is making new details up, she is starting to reveal the real facts of Trig’s birth only omitting that she isn’t his birth mother or she is mixing up facts about two babies that have been presented as Trig.
Either way her actions prove that she is lying one way or another.
Personally, I think she is mixing two birth stories up. I don’t find it plausible that she would simply forget what she said at the time Trig was supposedly born with her words easily looked up online.
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