Evangelical groups are standing squarely behind Sarah Palin and her family following the news that her teenage daughter Bristol is pregnant, CNN reports. Pro-life leaders hailed Bristol's decision to keep her baby with her family's support and dismissed any suggestion that her pregnancy is at odds with Palin's promotion of teen abstinence.
"Being a Christian does not mean you're perfect. Nor does it mean your children are perfect," said James Dobson, founder of ultra-conservative Focus on the Family and a key figure in the pro-life movement. Conservatives have been outraged at speculation about the Palins on liberal blogs, and any Democratic comments critical of the family are likely to meet a fierce response.