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Say What? Bristol Palin Ignores the Safe-Sex Option


"Girls need to imagine and picture their life with a screaming newborn baby and then think before they have sex . . . If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex. Trust me. Nobody."

In the new issue of People magazine, teen mom and recent high school graduate Bristol Palin says that if girls realized that sex can result in pregnancy, they'd practice abstinence. I don't really follow Bristol's argument that nobody would be having sex. Doesn't the risk of pregnancy also make women consider contraception?

dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
They should make an ad geared toward the boys. Yes you know, the real problem here? Take out an ad showing the Wisconsin state law that his parents will be responsible for paying for his newborn baby. Coming soon to a state near you. Maybe then my mother should be hired as a top advisor. She used to talk about being stuck in the small town I lived in forever if I got pregnant. Settling in with a local idiot that gains fifty pounds and looses his hair. In a small three/two with kids hanging on my legs when someone knocks at my screen door. I kept picturing some God awful wedding at the local country club and having my life leap before my eyes near the mall with hair curlers and above ground swimming pools and campers in the driveway. Not a single trip to Europe while he goes hunting with his buddies. There's nothing like a threat like that to keep your legs closed.
mdemariah mdemariah 8 years
You should have realised earlier, shouldn't you, Bristol? I'm sixteen and I understand that accidents happen. But accidents are only accidents if you protect yourself and they happen anyway. There are 72-hour-after pills for those accidents. But if you don't protect yourself... that's not accidental, IT'S STUPIDITY.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
Very nice TwistandShout!
TwistandShout TwistandShout 8 years
Please, for the love of GOD, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE teach girls AND boys to use a freaking condom or the pill! I'm fifteen. I'm a high school freshman. Last year (EIGHTH GRADE), two girls dropped out because they were pregnant. One of them came back this year and is due again in August. This year ALONE I have seen six pregnant girls- black, white and asian. It can happen to anyone. I absolutely agree with Chrstne- Teenagers think they are invincible. Being a teenager, I can say that I don't look when I cross the street or check my mirrors when I'm driving if I don't actively think about it. We don't have our own safety in mind because quite honestly we think we are safe no matter what we do. The kinds of girls who will look at Bristol Palin and take her words to heart aren't having sex anyway. The kinds of girls who look at Bristol Palin and see the cover but not the words are the kinds who need to have the idea of SAFE sex pounded into their heads until they see wheels of BC and condom wrappers every time they close their eyes.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
"Bristol is sexting right now" Well at least it can't get you pregnant. Maybe we should start encouraging teens to do more sexting.
satoriv satoriv 8 years
Bristol is sexting right now
feinbaby feinbaby 8 years
i thought about the "consequences". so i invested in condoms and birth control pills.... i'm 21 and i started having sex when i was 16. i have no babies. i have no STD's. and i have no regrets... so she's wrong.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
But contraception was sent by the devil to make us all promiscuous!!
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
that baby is darling but i think what she is saying is that her life is much more difficult than it could have been if she had JUST waited. But I still don't get it. She says she should wait until what like 25 to have sex. I'm still not hearing any talk of protection. Ya she would have been older and maybe have a decent job but 25 is still a little young for babies (if your not trying for one). I just don't like that she refuses to talk about birth control at all. i'm kind of surprised her mom isn't just saying "go off to college and i will raise your baby with my youngest." I think this is Sarah Palin's way to show that her daughter made an irresponsible decision and she has to deal with it. Not mommy, not daddy, and not the grandparents. And this way they can show teens how hard it is and maybe it will make girls not want to have sex. It's Bristol's responsibility. Which is true but I think a 4 year degree is important in this world and I think Bristol has an opportunity to do that but maybe feels like she can't do that. My mother's friend's daughter came home from school pregnant and the woman had the child but the mother sent the daughter back up to school and she had to get friends and other adults to help babysit. It was tough but she pulled through it. Everybody can't do that but I think Bristol can since money isn't a very large issue.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
that baby is darling :kiss: but i think what she is saying is that her life is much more difficult than it could have been if she had JUST waited. she missed out on all the high school fun and lets face it, most parents don't want their son dating a teen mom. there is lots of time for cute babies and being a mom. she's going to miss out. i'm kind of surprised her mom isn't just saying "go off to college and i will raise your baby with my youngest.". god i hope my girls don't fall into the teen mom group :faint:
janneth janneth 8 years
I agree with dm8bri. There she is on the cover, all pretty in the red grad gown with a happy little baby...
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
"Girls need to imagine and picture their life with a screaming newborn baby and then think before they have sex . . . If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex. Trust me. Nobody." Bristol use your own advice. You have a 7 year-old sister and a 1 year-old brother with down syndrome in the house. You knew exactly what it was like to have a screaming baby in the house. You know unprotected sex = baby and you did it anyway. Now you want to whine about not being in her graduation slide show and siting on the sideline while your family plays Eskimo bingo. Oh boo freakin' hoo. There is way to many forms of birth control and its not like your poor and can't afford bc, a diaphragm, condoms, spermicides, mourning after, etc. I don't want to hear about you complain about your "isolated" life while simultaneously gallivanting around America contradicting yourself in interviews because 90% of teen moms don't get to live a luxurious lifestyle as you. So sorry Bristol I don't trust you. Why? Because thousands of women have sex and manage not to get pregnant (me included).
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
This girl is so ignorant, it's not even funny. I mean, damn it! It's called birth control and their are many options. Stop the madness!!!!!!!!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
Oy-yo, another post regarding Bristol Palin (if her mom ain't Sarah Palin, she won't even be on a cover anywhere, mind you). Well..it's right though..abstinence = no sex = no baby. Then again, I still want to have sex (hey, I love sex!) so tsk, I'd stay with my birth control.
fcseamstress fcseamstress 8 years
Do as I say... :OY: "If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex." I've known the consequences of sex since about 12, started having it at 16. I'm now 25, love sex (and am happily married) and have no kids. IT IS POSSIBLE. She just needs to focus on being a good mother now and cut her losses before no one has any respect for her. Oh wait...
staple-salad staple-salad 8 years
TEENAGERS HAVE HORMONES!? SEX EQUALS BABIES!? WHAT!? This should have been taught in high school. I thought all teenagers were celibate and that sex resulted in lollypops.
SeaAre86 SeaAre86 8 years
*Yawn* Whatever. Some people will never learn until they make a mistake. I really wish they'd talk more about protecting yourself. Kids are having sex younger and younger.. and telling them not to do it just makes it that much more interesting... ugh.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I'm tired of Bristol Palin. when her kid gets some Alaskan teenager pregnant at 16/17, then we can talk about this again in 17 years.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 8 years
Golwingmoon I agree with you.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Ugh. Just ugh. Everything has come out of her mouth lately has been made mildly ridiculous by her actual situation.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
Oh Bristol... how naive you are. Because if that was the case then YOU would not have had sex. People drive cars, smoke, and eat red meat everyday with the well noted possible consequences of accidents, cancer, and heart attacks. Why; because we ALL think it will never happen to us. Imagining consequences doesn't work for everyone. That is why we teach preventive actions for everyone else.
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