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Pause Before You Play, Says Bristol Palin

Posted on April 9 2010 6:00 am
Suzanne Venker, a.k.a. "No Bull Mom," is an author, blogger, and speaker. You can find her at
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Bristol Palin has a message for America — and it’s a good one. Essentially, she tells young people to stop and think before they have sex. Or, better yet, just don’t have sex at all. Naturally, the Left — like the foolish readers over at Huffington Post — are doing their best to dismantle Palin’s message. They simply refuse to accept that Palin offers something of value to society. Instead, they make silly claims like these:

“She wants to promote no sex, yet she was screwing when her mom was a goofy elected governor.”

“Okay…so if Palins have children out of wedlock, the child is totally worth the trouble and expense, but anyone else’s child will only present problems.”

This is standard leftist logic. To a “progressive,” a person who made a mistake and speaks out in an effort to help others avoid her fate is a hypocrite. Ridiculous. If we can’t learn from one another, what’s the point?

In the second quote the reader hears elitism where there isn’t any. Bristol Palin is conceding that being a teen mom is difficult regardless of class but is also stating a fact that without money and a support system (i.e. family/friends to help care for the child), teen motherhood will become more difficult than anyone can imagine.

“I don’t think anyone realizes how difficult it really is until you actually have a screaming baby in your arms and you’re up all night,” said Palin. “It changes literally every aspect of your life, and if girls realized how hard it was to be a teen mom, they would think twice about having sex without the proper education and proper knowledge.”

By “proper education and knowledge,” Palin isn’t just referring to the politically correct safe sex message of making sure people use birth control. She’s talking about having all the knowledge one needs — including the uncomfortable fact that teen motherhood is neither fun nor glamorous.

Palin’s ad is harsh — but honest. And that’s the best approach to solving any social ill.


Suzanne Venker is an author, blogger, and former teacher. You can read more from Suzanne at and No Bull Mom.

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