February 17, 2009
Bristol Palin: Abstinence 'not realistic'
Bristol Palin, daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, said in a recent interview it's "not realistic" to expect abstinence outside of marriage but says teenagers should wait longer to have children.
"Everyone should be abstinent . . . but it's not realistic at all," the 18-year-old told Fox's Greta Van Susteren after Van Susteren asked her whether she had a philosophical or religious objection to contraception.
Palin also said that having sex as a teenager had become "more and more accepted now" among people her age."I think everyone should just wait 10 years," she said. Being a teenage mother "is not glamorous at all . . . your whole priorities change after having a baby."