Sarah Palin’s daughter is 17 years old. That makes her a kid in my book. My oldest will be 17 in January, and I know she’s not a baby, but lord knows she is not an adult. I cannot even imagine what that poor girl is going through right now knowing that she is the biggest story in politics and being ripped apart by the so-called liberal media and blogosphere. Imagine how guilty and responsible she is feeling about the effect this is having on her mother. Having a baby when you’re a teenager is not fun. I know because, like probably every person reading these lines, someone very close to me became a mother when she was still a teenager. At least six of the girls I went to school with were pregnant before they were 17 and they all had the babies and became very young mothers. Results were mixed, as was to be expected.
Contraception MUST be widely and easily available to ALL teenagers in this country so that kids don’t get stuck with awful decisions like the one the Palin daughter has been facing the last five months. But, let’s not be hypocrites. Choice means choice. It means choosing to give birth or choosing to terminate the pregnancy. It is established law based on the right to PRIVACY. This is a PRIVATE matter. It is also a matter involving a very young person. Let’s leave her alone.
And to all the so-called progressive blogs out there, run by men who showed just how shallow their commitment to women’s rights are this past year, why don’t you all take a long walk off a short pier. Your opinions on this matter are irrelevant and your credibility is long, long gone.