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Bristol Palin PSA Cautions Against Teen Pregnancy

She urges teens to 'pause before you play'

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 7, 2010 2:57 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Bristol Palin urges teens to consider the consequences of a teen pregnancy in a new PSA. Produced by the Candie's Foundation, the ad shows Palin with son Tripp telling teens to "pause before you play," reports Huffington Post. It's an open-ended message that she tells ABC could mean "pause and go get a condom or it could be pause and think about your life or it could even be pause and wait until marriage."

While few take issue with the intent, Bristol has caught some heat: In the ad, she notes that she's from a "famous family" and asks, "What if I didn't have all their support? What if I didn't have all these opportunities? Believe me, it wouldn't be pretty." At E! Online, Gina Serpe thinks it's insulting. She paraphrases: "I'm privileged, so it's OK that I got pregnant, but you're not, so don't."

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