So, Sarah and Todd Palin's 17 year old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant and they will be grandparents soon. How cool is that? Pretty cool. Sarah Palin is 44. When I was 22, I became pregnant out of wedlock, and when my son, Andrew, was born my mom and dad were 43 and 44 respectively. Young grandparents are cool grandparents. I say kudos to Bristol Palin for being in love with the father of her child and planning to marry him. I couldn't even claim that respectability over my pregnancy. Unfortunately, it was too much wine, a beach and a cute coworker. He was cute, but, in the end, he was an asshole! He was Catholic and he and his mom came and asked me to "get rid of it". Hmmm, Andrew has ALWAYS been Andrew, never an it. I wasn't Catholic then, needless to say, it put a bad taste in my mouth for Catholicism for a long time afterward.
I applaud the Palins' dedication to the Pro Life cause and the fact that they are a Christian, loving and imperfect (aren't we all) family that sticks by their convictions, stand by each other and makes the right choices...in this case....the choice for life. I think it is wonderful that before us, during this campaign, one of the candidates daughters is underage and pregnant. Now with clarity we can see the huge divide between the Liberal and Conservative candidates. On one side of the aisle is a candidate who sees her daughter's pregnancy as a blessing. The other candidate has said that abortion should always be available because he wouldn't want one of his daughters being punished by an unplanned baby.
God Bless the Palins!
4 years ago