Palin’s daughter says abstinence ‘not realistic’

Bristol Palin,who is an unwed mother,acknowledges that abstinence is ‘not realistic at all’.

Written by Associated Press | Anchorage (alaska) | Published: February 18, 2009 5:57:00 pm

Alaska Gov Sarah Palin’s 18-year-old daughter,an unwed mother,says teenagers should avoid having sex.

However,Bristol Palin acknowledges that abstinence is “not realistic at all”. She commented during a two-part interview recorded for Fox News Channel.

Just days after the governor was named John McCain’s running mate on the Republican presidential ticket last year,she announced her daughter was pregnant. Bristol Palin gave birth Dec 27 to a boy named Tripp.

Bristol Palin said her son brings her so much joy that she doesn’t regret having him at all. She’s engaged to the baby’s father,Levi Johnston,and said her fiance sees their son every day.

“He’s a really hands-on dad,” she said. “He’s just in love with him as much as I am.”

Bristol said telling her parents she was pregnant was “harder than labour”. Levi and her best friend went with her to break the news.

“I was just so sick to my stomach. And so finally,my best friend just,like,blurted it out,” she said. Bristol also said it bothered her to hear that many people thought her mother was making her have the baby,when it was her own choice.

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