This is not a political blog, but the announcement that Governor Sarah Palin’s 17 year-old daughter is pregnant forces my inner bombast.
Here’s the statement from Palin and her husband:
We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.
Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates.
You’re PROUD of Bristol’s DECISION yet you are so vehemently, violently anti-choice that you believe that even if a mother’s life is at risk abortion should be against the law. Thank the sweet baby Jesus that Bristol lives in a country that still allows her to make a DECISION about which you can be proud.
You choose to expose your pregnant teenage daughter to the unrelenting glare of the national media spotlight at a time that surely is confusing and vulnerable for her. Great way to display family values, Governor.
By the by, Governor, how effective do you think Abstinence Only Sex Education is now?
I am disgusted by the whole sordid mess.