Friday, March 13, 2009

Saddened, But Not Surprised

The news has been out for a couple of days that famed abstinence teen pregnancy unwed mom advocate victim spokesperson Bristol Palin and boyfriend fiancé hands-on-dad sperm donor Levi Johnston have called off their engagement. This is not a surprise. As one article states, teen parents wed about 8% of the time.

I don’t want to make to much out of this, nor do I want to attack Bristol Palin. Unwed pregnancies happen every day (all too often) (once is too often) in America. Ms. Palin has the misfortune to have a well-known mom, and, so, the publicity. Ms. Palin (My use of “Ms” is not a nod to feminism, but I respectfully reserve “Miss” for unmarried virgins) (and, as a gentleman, I will assume the virginity of all unwed young ladies until proven otherwise) has a hard life in front of her: Harder than it could have been: Harder than it should have been. It’ll be hard for Levi Johnston also. Mostly, it will be hard for their son, Tripp Johnston.

Governor Palin said of her daughter, “I think Bristol's kind of an example of, truly, it can happen to anybody.”

Governor, it can’t happen to young people who keep their pants on! And that is what Bristol’s example really is, an example of what can, and does, happen when God’s standards are not kept.

I’m sorry that Bristol thinks that abstinence is "not realistic at all." In fact, abstinence is 100% effective; it works every time it’s tried.

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