This is in response to Huffington Post article referenced here:
Dear Huffington Post,
First, Bristol Palin really should stop talking about birth control. She could make the most eloquent and intelligent statement of all time (not likely) and still no one will take her seriously at this point. It isn’t that she has been a teenage mother. It isn’t that she is pregnant with her second child out of wedlock. I am sure there is a story behind that, but I don’t keep up. It is that she is a hypocrit and a liar. She doesn’t practice what she preaches and judges others for the same. Plain and simple. So Huffington Post since she won’t stop writing, why don’t you stop promoting her ignorant rants? You are above this. She isn’t the story here.
This is the real story. I am assuming the facts and data you provided within the linked story above are correct. This program is successful? How many ten year olds were pregnant before this program began? Eleven year olds? Twelve year olds? When there is a program is treating sexually active children that young with or without parental consent, no matter the form of birth control, that is absolutely the definition of a bandaid fix. Ten year old girls are most likely not having sex with ten year old boys. Is the goal truly only to keep these children from getting pregnant? How about allowing these children to actually be… children. Are social services called in? Do they have counselors? Are these cases investigated? Or is this truly a don’t ask, don’t tell policy? Do they just set these 10, 11, and 12 year old girls up with an IUD, give them a lollipop and send them on their merry way? Goal accomplished, they won’t have a child. They are in all likelihood being abused, molested, raped, possibly in the sex industry, they have no chance at a normal life and will not be able to psychologically cope with the trauma, but the program is a success because they won’t get pregnant. We have not even touched on the topic of sexually transmitted diseases! Or should we just go back to how Bristol continues to make an ass of herself? She’s not the one I am concerned about. I hope I am not alone.
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