Some perspective on Bristol Palin's pregnancy

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    In Wasilla, Pregnancy Was No Secret

    That's about the only thing that I didn't know about Bristol Palin's pregnancy. The rest of the details I picked up almost without trying, while talking about other things with townsfolk — some who know the governor and her family well, some who don't. It was, more or less, an open secret. And everyone was saying the same thing: the governor's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, the father is her boyfriend, and it's really nobody's business beyond that.

    I happen to agree.

    This tiny town wedged in between the Chugach and Talkeetna mountain ranges has intrigued the whole country since John McCain's surprise Friday announcement that Wasilla's favorite daughter, Sarah Palin, would be his running mate. Sure, some of the interest was a prelude to attacks on Palin's readiness for national office. But Wasilla also offered a welcome chance to get specific about the geography of a politician. It's one of our most cherished myths, that a leader can come from somewhere and you can guess at their qualities not just by what they say, but where they live.

    In Wasilla, Pregnancy Was No Secret - TIME

    Be sure to read both pages.
     
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    Her pregnancy is a reflection on her mothers views thats why the attacks. Has nothing to do with Bristols mistake.

    If mom wants those views for us all she better enforce them at home.
     
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    You are gonna have to explain that one a little better.
     
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    What views? Pro-life?

    Seems mom IS enforcing them at home.

    The leftwingers chewed this up and shat it out. It'll be a non-issue in a day or two.
     
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    No matter how much you tell your kids to practice abstinence they will make their own choices. While you may say this is clear evidence we should be preaching safe sex in schools, this is not so. It is up to the parents to preach safe sex to their children, it's not up to government.
     
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    You're blaming Sarah for her daughter doing what most teenagers do?

    Get real.
     
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    you really can't say that it's a reflection of her mother's views. Perhaps more a rebellion against her mother's views?
     
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    Or, how about it's completely normal for teens to have sex? Can't we just say that?
     
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    or, how about mom said abstinence but school said its ok, but use a condom, and the condom failed?
    hmmmm
     
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    How about mom said abstinence, school said contraception and her daughter said " Thank you --now I will make my own CHOICE !
     

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