Bristol: Mom Clueless About Teenage Sex

Abstinence is 'not realistic at all'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 17, 2009 6:53 AM CST

(Newser) – Sarah Palin doesn't have a clue about teenage sexuality, her 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, indicated in a Fox News interview last night. The former VP candidate backs teen sexual abstinence, but that's just "not realistic at all," the teen mom told Greta Van Susteren. And while teenage sex may be a given, resulting pregnancies are no fun, added Bristol—though she emphasized that it was her decision, not her famous mom's, to have her baby.

"It's just not glamorous. Everyone should wait 10 years," Palin said. "It's so much easier if you're married, have a house and career. It's not a situation you want to strive for. I hope people learn from my story."