Fox released an exclusive interview with Bristol Palin. In the interview she described breaking the news to her parents was "harder than labor". I've never had to tell my parents I'm pregnant nor have I given labor so I can't say too much on that front although I can say her statement on her role as an advocate of abstinence sounds a lot more like "Take the pill!" than "Just say no!"
"Abstinence is practical and very realistic for some people, but others don't choose that path. For me, sex education was in school, and there are always people telling you that there are consequences to sex and blah blah, but you don't really realize it until you're in a situation where you are pregnant," said Palin, who recently became a Teen Abstinence Ambassador for the Candie's Foundation fighting teen pregnancy.
- Fox News
Yeahhh, this is about the least convincing thing I've ever heard in terms of staying abstinent because yes, she is right. Others don't choose that path. In fact, half don't! In a January 2010 statistic, the Guttmacher Institute shows that 46% of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 have had sex, which seems to make pushing solely abstinence from sex pretty obsolete. The same study shows that 83% of sexually active females and 91% of sexually active males used contraceptives, a vast improvement from the last study done where the numbers were only at about 75%.CONTINUE READING AT INTENT.COM!
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