Teenage Pregnancy

Sarah Palin’s 17 year-old Daughter Expecting A Baby

Bristol, the 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is five-months pregnant, Palin said in a statement today.

“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us,” the Palin’s said in a statement to Reuters.

“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. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support,” the Palins said.

The Palins are asking the news media to respect the young couple’s privacy.

“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, respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates,” the statement concluded.

Sarah Palin strongly opposes abortion.

Senator McCain knew of Bristol’s pregnancy when he selected Sarah as his running mate last week, Reuters reported.

While a pregnancy at 17 is not ideal, It is nice to see that Sarah has spoken out publicly about her support for her daughter.

If more parents supported their teenage daughters, we wouldn’t have so many abandoned babies.



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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

1 Comment

  • Blah, blah, blah. Why is it so good for them, but abstinence teaching in schools is necessary? Since it is ok and yet not ideal, why don’t all teens get pregnant and celebrate with the Palin’s? They are truly shame and the entire party is. Maybe the PTA will receive her back.

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