Abstinence Advocate Bristol Palin Announces Second Unplanned Pregnancy

Abstinence Advocate Bristol Palin Announces Second Unplanned Pregnancy

I am of two minds of this, concerning aspects of the story.

I’m pro-life and think it’s good she’s not aborting the baby, and yes, the people at Gawker were a_holes for saying Palin’s pregnancy is an argument in favor of abortion.

On the other hand, some of these sites are saying Palin is a spokesperson for an abstinence program, but this is her second child out of wedlock.

I do think there is something a little hypocritical about someone who is promoting sexual abstinence but who is having children outside of marriage.

I also continue to wonder why abstinence programs and churches keep asking fornicators to act as spokespersons to market celibacy, rather than asking honest- to- God celibates to perform this function?

(Link):  Abstinence Advocate Bristol Palin Announces Second Unplanned Pregnancy

  • Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, announced on Thursday that she was pregnant with her second child out of wedlock.
  • “I wanted you guys to be the first to know that I am pregnant,” Palin wrote on her blog. “Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.”

    The news comes just one month after Palin suddenly called off her wedding to Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, which had been scheduled for May 23. Palin did not comment on the identity of the father in her blog post.

    Palin announced that she was pregnant with her first child,Tripp Palin, during her mother’s campaign for the vice-presidency. Palin was 17 at the time. She was twice engaged to Tripp’s father, Levi Johnston, but both engagements were broken off. (Johnston married a different woman in 2012.)

  • “I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you,” she wrote on Thursday. “But please respect Tripp’s and my privacy during this time. I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.”

    Since her first pregnancy, Palin has made a career out of campaigning for abstinence. In 2011, it was (Link): widely reported that she was paid $262,500 from the Candie’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that fights teen pregnancy by supporting abstinence work. Palin is also (Link): listed as an expert on abstinence on the Web site of Single Source Speakers, a booking agency.

  • Palin’s message, however, has been inconsistent. In a February 2009 interview with Fox’s Greta Van Susteren,she said that while she’s pro-abstinence, she takes a more realistic view. “I think abstinence is, like—like, the—I don’t know how to put it—like, the main—everyone should be abstinent or whatever, but it’s not realistic at all,” she said, (Link): according to a transcript of the interview.
  • Three months later, she (Link): had sharpened her message: “Regardless of what I did personally, I just think that abstinence is the only . . . 100 percent foolproof way to prevent pregnancy.”

(Link): Foundation that paid Bristol Palin $250,000 to promote abstinence after birth of son Tripp offers SUPPORT after news she is expecting another child

  • The Candie’s Foundation offered ‘support’ to Bristol Palin following her announcement that she was pregnant with her second child
  • Palin was an ambassador for the non-profit in 2010, which is focused of educating and preventing teen pregnancy
  • Palin, who had just given birth to son Tripp a few years prior, was paid $262,500 for her work with the foundation
  • No one in the Palin family has commented on the new pregnancy, and the father of the child is unknown

(Link):  Pregnant Abstinence Queen Bristol Palin Made $262K Preaching Abstinence: Baby’s Dad Is Dakota

  • Ironically, the former teen mom was previously an abstinence ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation, which had hired Bristol in 2009 to promote abstinence before marriage as part of a campaign to prevent teenage pregnancy.
  • Amazingly, Bristol was paid $262,500 for her 2009 abstinence speaking tour, Examiner reported. During her speeches, Palin urged teenage girls to not have premarital sex (like she did).
  • “I’m not going to have sex until I’m married. I can guarantee it,” Bristol vowed in 2009.

(Link): How Much Money Did Bristol Palin Earn From Abstinence Speeches? Sarah Palin’s Daughter Is Pregnant, Again

  • by Maria Vultaggio on June 26 2015 1:36 PM EDT
  • After she became a teenage mother in 2008, Bristol Palin vowed that she would not have sex again until she was married. She went on to become an abstinence advocate and made hundreds of thousands of dollars preaching to girls about not having premarital sex.

    In 2011, when she was 20, Palin made $262,000 as an abstinence ambassador for The Candie’s Foundation, the Associated Press reported, citing tax documents. A total amount earned over the years has not been revealed.

  • This year, it appeared that the former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant would be able to embrace her sexuality once more when she became engaged to war hero Dakota Meyer. But the wedding was called off days before the Memorial Day nuptials. A month later, Palin took to her blog to reveal some startling news: She’s pregnant.
  • Palin gave birth to son Tripp in December 2008. She and Tripp’s father, Levi Johnston, broke off their engagement a few months later. “I’m not going to have sex until I’m married. I can guarantee it,” she told In Touch magazine in 2010.
  • Oprah Winfrey encouraged the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to retract her statement. “Why set yourself up that way? It may be 10 years before you get married. Why set yourself up so that everybody you go out with, you date — the media is going to be looking at that person, trying to get that person to sell you out, to say, ‘Did you have sex or not,’ ” Winfrey said, according to ABC News. “It’s nobody’s business when you chose to have sex.”

  • But, at the time, Palin said it was “realistic” for her. The (Link): hypocrisy of her statement was the underlying tone throughout the blog post Thursday when she announced she was pregnant for a second time. She wrote about keeping her “chin up” and how the pregnancy news is “a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.” She seemed even more bitter about the post when she wrote, “I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy.”

So, according to headlines like this next one, she intended to have sex outside of marriage?

Why would any pro-celibacy group continue to utilize someone such as her to promote celibacy / abstinence?

(Link): Bristol Palin Defends Herself: “This Pregnancy Was Actually Planned”

(Link): Still single, Bristol Palin pregnant again

  • The disclosure comes a month after her wedding was called off.

Meanwhile, your groups who are left wing and opposed to right wing or Christian values publish headlines such as this:

(Link):  Can Bristol Palin finally admit that abstinence education is garbage?

(Link):  Bristol Palin Blasts Back At ‘Giddy Assholes’: Pregnancy ‘Not A Disappointment’

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bristol Palin, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, announced Thursday she is pregnant with her second child out-of-wedlock.
  • The disclosure came a month after her wedding with Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer was called off.
  • …“I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you,” the 24-year-old Palin wrote, before asking for privacy for her and her son, Tripp.“I do not want any lectures and I do not want any sympathy,” she said.
  • … Bristol Palin later became a paid spokeswoman advocating abstinence and warning against teenage pregnancies.

(Link): Abstinence advocate Bristol Palin defends “planned” pregnancy

  • Bristol Palin wants to set the record straight – but ends up sounding more confused than ever.
  • The 24-year-old daughter of US politician Sarah Palin has defended her initial announcement by revealing the pregnancy was planned.
  • She had been called a hypocrite for her abstinence stance and teenage pregnancy prevention campaigning. Palin was a teenage mother herself with a now six-year-old son Tripp.
  • Last week when she announced she was pregnant again but she didn’t sound very happy about it.
  • Now, she is speaking out against the backlash, saying she expected to be “crucified” over her announcement but she wants to make it clear that she did want to get pregnant.

  • “This pregnancy was actually planned,” she wrote. “Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family.”

Maybe the mothers of the Gawker site writers and owners should have “really considered abortion”? (See how easy it is to advocate abortion when you’re not the fetus in the womb under consideration?)

(Link): Gawker Site Says Pregnant Bristol Palin Should Really Consider Abortion

(Link):  A Reminder That Bristol Palin Made An Abstinence PSA With The Situation

(Link): Abstinence advocate and teenage mother Bristol Palin is pregnant again

(Link):  That “Family Values” Thing Not Working Out So Well for Palins: Bristol Pregnant Again


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