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Sarah Palin's teenage daughter Bristol, who recently had a baby, gave a rather revealing interview with Greta van Susteren FOX News. The highlights included her claiming that having the child was her choice and a few words about the reality of abstinence education.
Bristol said: "It was my choice to have the baby. It doesn't matter what my mom's views are on it. It was my decision." This is rather amusing to me -- because it seems as though the conservative attitude is apparently that women have a choice only just so long as they choose to do what conservatives tell them to do. Government should stay out of people's lives but it's alright when it dictates extremely personal decisions like this one. Sarah Palin went so far as to oppose abortion even in the cases of rape and incest.
The best part, though, was Bristol's declaration that "everyone should be abstinent or whatever but it's not realistic at all" -- which derails what her dear mother has been advocating for throughout her career -- abstinence-only education. Keep in mind, this is the party that claims to rely on rational arguments rather than fantasies and fuzzy logic. But what could possibly be more delusional than believing that teenagers won't have sex if you just tell them not to? Talk about a pipe dream. It's like putting a stack of money in front of a corporate CEO and assuming he won't take it if you gently tell him not to.
Momma's not gonna be happy but I'm glad Bristol came out and spoke her mind on this because her party's hypocrisy on social issues like abortion and sex deserves to be called out.
Originally posted to utopiandrive on Tue Feb 17, 2009 at 07:22 PM PST.