Monday, September 1, 2008

Governor "Abstinence-Only" Palin has 17 Year-Old Pregnant, Unmarried Teen Daughter

John Sydney McCain has chosen Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, even though Governor Palin's 17 year-old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant while the Governor herself vociferously opposes sex education. The Governor says that Bristol and her sex companion, Levi Johnston plan to get married, which will make everything alright for this teenage pregnancy.

This seems to be yet another example of where Republican ideology and reality refuse to accommodaate one another, and so reality wins and ideology is embarrassed.
Palin backed abstinence-only education during her 2006 gubernatorial race. In an Eagle Forum Alaska questionnaire, Palin gave this response to the following question:

Will you support funding for abstinence-until-marriage education instead of for explicit sex-education programs, school-based clinics, and the distribution of contraceptives in schools?

Palin: Yes, the explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support.

*** UPDATE *** NBC's Abby Livingston adds that a McCain spokesperson in May 2007 said the Arizona Republican supported abstinence-only education, too. "Sen. McCain believes the correct policy for educating young children on this subject is to promote abstinence as the only safe and responsible alternative. To do otherwise is to send a mixed signal to children that, on the one hand they should not be sexually active, but on the other here is the way to go about it.

As any parent knows, ambiguity and equivocation leads to problems when it comes to teaching children right from wrong. Sen. McCain believes that there are many negative forces in today’s society that promote irresponsible and dangerous behavior to our children. The public education system should not join this chorus of moral equivocation and ambiguity.” MSNBC

Well, at least in the case of Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston, abstinence-only education doesn not seem to have prevented this pregnancy as well as a condom and foam might have.


Anonymous said...

If you think baby-gate is bad, wait till you hear about secession-gate.
AIP, the Alaska Independence Party, is a secessionist party full of people who want to get Alaska out of the union so they can essentially keep all the profits from mining and drilling and ignore environmental laws.
Sarah Palin was a member until she ran for mayor. She even sent them a video thanking them for their support during their convention.

And this is what their leader Joe Vogler had (he was murdered in 1994) to say about America.
"I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions."
And you thought Ayers was bad.
There are videos of their meetings on youtube as well.
In this video, they praise her and I think around 9 minutes in they talk about infiltrating the parties.

So McCain put a secessionist plant a heartbeat away from the presidency? Why? Because he wants the Christian Fundamentalist vote! They love her b/c she's a 50s throwback, kind of. They might not realize her tendency towards lawbreaking and fascism, or maybe they do.

Anonymous said...

So let's see the choices are..Alaska gains it's freedom from the American Imperialists and is finally able to decide for itself what they do with their resources instead of a bunch of wackjob Washington Bureaucrats.....Or shar'ia law. Hmmm... I'll have to get back with you.
BTW there are people in Hawai'i that want to do the same thing. One of them is their senator. try keeping Both Eyes Open.