Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bristol Palin: both right and wrong

Sarah Palin's daughter was right to have her baby, and not to choose abortion. We applaud her for that. And I applaud her for speaking out against, and apparently wanting to be an advocate against, teen pregnancy. But here she's wrong:

"Everyone should be abstinent, but it’s just not realistic at all,” she said, adding that among people her age, “it’s more and more accepted now.”

Not true, Miss Palin. Millions of American teens, and others around the world, are abstinent every day, every year--successfully.