Palin's Daughter Says Abstinence In Teens Is Unrealistic

By Stephanie DeLuca,
While Sarah Palin says abstinence is key, daughter Bristol says it's unrealistic.

Teen pregnancy is not something a parent looks forward to- and neither is sex. Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, says that stopping teen sex is never going to happen. She told Fox News on Monday that the abstinence her mother preaches to her is "unrealistic."

Bristol Palin's pregnancy was announced shortly after Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) chose Sarah Palin as his running mate.

According to the New York Daily News, Bristol explains the troubles she has with being a teen mom after giving birth to her son in late December. Although she does not make clear why teens can't avoid abstinence all together, she did say it isn't smart for people her age to have babies. "Everyone should wait 10 years," Palin said. "I hope people learn from my story. It's so much easier if you're married, have a house and career. It's not a situation you want to strive for."

She told the New York Daily News that her mother's anti-abortion views had nothing to do with her decision to keep the baby. "It doesn't matter what my mom's views are on it. It was my decision," Palin said.

She did, however, admit the toughest part in the whole ordeal was coming out to her mother that she was going to be a parent. She says it was "harder than labor."



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