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Subject Why Bristol Palin's Pregnancy Is Relevant
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Original Message I feel very sorry for Bristol and the Palin family (except Sarah). Bristol is just a kid, she didn't nothing to desrve the media scrutiny. But Sarah knew, or should have known, what to expect when she accepted the Republican VP candidate spot.

Here's why the story is relevant:

Abstinence-only educators
Both Sarah Palin and John McCain back abstinence-only education. No surprises there.

What's galling is this: When the subject is a pregnancy to an unwed, minority teenage mother growing up in some (presumably Democratic) urban area, that pregnancy becomes fodder for lectures from conservatives about bad parenting, the perils of welfare spending and so on. But when the subject is a pregnancy to an unwed, white teenager from some small town in a Republican state, that pregnancy is...a celebration of the wonders of God's magnificence--and choosing life!

― Thomas Schaller

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