Abstinence spokesmodel and brawler extraordinaire, Bristol Palin is pregnant and she’s not at all happy about it.
Apparently, Palin was outed by someone, although I hadn’t heard about it, so she released it on her blog with a post entitled “Big News (with no exclamation point).”
Honestly, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.
Said the poor little rich girl.
Life moves on no matter what. So no matter how you feel, you get up, get dressed, show up, and never give up.
When life gets tough, there is no other option but to get tougher.
I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you.
Palin had broken up with her fiancé, Dakota Meyer, last month.
Bristol, we are liberals. We know things happen. We aren’t judging you for being a single mother. We are sorry, though, that you are so miserable about the impending baby. Maybe now you understand why women want a choice. Maybe you also understand that lecturing teenagers about abstinence is a bit hypocritical. Our one piece of advice to you is to keep that chin up online too. Remember, things on the internet never go away and your baby will grow up knowing exactly how unwanted he or she was.
Of course, we know that Bristol comes from a family that never says they’re wrong and for whom self-reflection is a foreign concept. Bristol has an estimated net-worth of $1 million, so she won’t have to go on food stamps. She’ll never have trouble paying for daycare. She can afford to send her children to good schools and keep a nice roof over her head.
Bristol and her soon to be two children are so much luckier than most single parent families. While it’s a myth that most single mothers live in poverty, single mothers who aren’t rich and famous for nothing are twice as likely to live in poverty as are mothers with partners. So, Bristol, while you’re busy feeling sorry for yourself, just imagine yourself in the same situation, only without your money and your family’s money. Suddenly, having choices becomes very appealing, doesn’t it.
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