Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took to her blog and Twitter to announce that, yet again, she is pregnant.
Instead of embracing the news with warmth and excitement, instead it seems that Palin had a glowering countenance as she looked at her screen and typed her pregnancy announcement.
In one part, Palin wrote, “Honestly, I’ve een trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one.”
Then she continued, “At the end of the day there’s nothing I can’t do with God by my side, and I know I am fully capable of handling anything that is put in front of me with dignity and grace.”
Sadly, Bristol Palin feels that the pregnancy “has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family.”
Bristol Palin is receiving flak from many on the internet as she has lead a crusade to shame and bally-hoo those who do not remain abstinent, something Palin has obviously not done at the very least two times in her life.
But to many people, her message brings up another issue: why would any woman be given a hard time for doing exactly what humans are designed to do.
It could be argued that inspiring a culture that tells people to deny their natural urges to be attracted to others and act on their natural instinct (abstinence) and then wag a finger and scorn people for having ‘children out of wedlock’ is toxic and foolish.
It’s natural to want to companionship of others, so why is it not better to just use birth control methods if your level of commitment does not warrant creating a child with another person by natural means?