What I Think Of Bristol Palin’s New Abstinence Campaign

May 6, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – The Palin family is now backtracking in an attempt to remain in the limelight, and at the head of that effort is Bristol Palin, who is now stating that she thinks abstinence is, like, totally awesome, k?

Yes, the teenage daughter of former Vice Presidential wannabe Sarah Palin is again making headlines after giving an interview to ‘Good Morning America’, saying that she believes abstinence is the only real contraception that can possibly work.

This quote comes only a few months after she weighed in on the issue, in a quote that probably made her mother less then happy. In that quote, she stated that abstinence was “not realistic at all”, prompting a media frenzy as once again people crouched in the wings, awaiting the response from Governor Palin.

But if Bristol believes so strongly in abstinence, shouldn’t her own history of teenage pregnancy get in the way, just a tad?

“Regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only way you can effectively, 100% foolproof way you can prevent pregnancy,” she told Christopher Cuomo.

Right.

Well, she does have a point: if you don’t have sex, you won’t get pregnant. The same applies to not getting in an accident if you don’t drive, not getting into a plane crash if you don’t fly, and not getting indigestion if you don’t eat.

Infallible logic once again given by the totally rational right wingers. But that is just in this modest writer’s opinon.

Editor’s Note: Bristol’s estranged boyfriend Levi Johnston who is no longer being forced to toe the line  was asked whether he thought Bristol’s campaign was effective.

“Abstinence is a great idea,” he said, “but I also think you need to enforce, you know, condoms and birth control and other things like that to have safe sex. I don’t just think telling young kids, you can’t have sex, it’s not going to work. It’s not realistic.” … It’s a great idea and a great message she’s trying to send out to the world and all the young kids. It’s not easy raising a baby. But I do think there’s more things to it than just not having sex.”

Via: Huffington Post


Comments

6 Responses to “What I Think Of Bristol Palin’s New Abstinence Campaign”

  1. Rev. Debra Haffner on May 6th, 2009 11:10 am

    Bristol Palin’s message would be more effective if she wasn’t trying to be America’s Top Teen Mom for Abstinence but rather promoting responsible sexual decision making, including the use of contraceptives.

    Rev. Debra Haffner

  2. Kate Boyd on May 6th, 2009 11:16 am

    Abstinence is the only sure way to avoid pregnancy and STDs. I don’t know why that fact stirs so much anger. It’s the truth.

    In your article you compare not driving in order to avoid a car accident to not having sex if you are a teenager who does not want to become pregnant.

    The thing is that you make a poor comparison. Why not let a 10 year old drive a car? Why should you have to wait until you have a license to drive? Obviously a 10 year old is not ready to drive a car. And a teenager is not ready to be a parent.

  3. Old Man Dotes on May 6th, 2009 11:36 am

    Aside from the fact that the entire Palin clan is a bunch of inbred ultra-right-wing religious opportunist cretins, reputable studies have demonstrated beyond the merest shadow of a doubt that abstinence campaigns do not work. Teenagers don’t listen to anyone telling them “don’t have sex;” they listen to their hormones.

    Now, if we could send Palin back in time with some foolproof method of enforcing abstinence on her great-great-grandparents before they bred, well, *that* would be worth a whole lot of money.

  4. Use your head on May 6th, 2009 10:03 pm

    Bristol Palin is the perfect person to talk about abstinence; she is living the results of what can happen. The last time I checked America was supposed to be a free country and you ARE entitled to have a child out of wedlock. But you ARE NOT entitled to have some other sucker work his butt off to foot the bills for you and your love child. She needs to add that to her message.
    Bristol Palin will be fine, she comes from a hard working supportive conservative family and she will not cost the taxpayer one red penny for that same reason. Not unlike the lazy, uneducated and irresponsible bums (better known as democrats) that pop out unwanted children, and think their entitled to free food, housing, medical care and some cash to boot. Having a child out of wedlock is not the problem, forcing someone else to feed them is. 100 welfare recipients = 100 democrats votes and that is undeniable.

  5. olivia on May 7th, 2009 6:35 pm

    Excuse me, ironically named ‘Use Your Head’? The Welfare system that us dirty pinko Commies on the Left so avidly support is often used at it most extreme in the reddest states, also known as the most fanatically religious, and the most Conservative.

    It doesn’t fall under party guidelines, you idiot. It is a matter of education, responsibility, and often habits within families. If you have a teenage parent, you are more likely to be a teenage parent, this has been proven again and again. It has nothing to do with red vs blue, and your demonizing the Left for that reason is more then just a tad bit ridiculous.

  6. Use your head on May 9th, 2009 7:58 pm

    What was I thinking, that’s right now I remember, Acorn invading the inter city slums , the low income housing projects and the welfare office to register tens of thousands of liberals and then busing them to the poles to vote. I heard they were going to pick up some illegal aliens and some gays too, but that doesn’t fall under party lines either. Does it.

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