Bristol Palin has backtracked on the miserable pregnancy announcement from a few days ago…
Bristol is pregnant again. She was previously pregnant at 16, when her mother Sarah Palin ran for vice president. Bristol was engaged, twice, to that baby’s father, Levi Johnston. However, they split up. Bristol got engaged earlier this year to a new guy, Dakota Meyer. They didn’t seem to have known each other for very long but got engaged. A few weeks later, they suddenly split and called off their wedding. And now Bristol has turned up pregnant.
Dakota failed to disclose a previous marriage, which the Palins seemed to blame for the end of his engagement to Bristol. However, with the timing of this pregnancy, it’s speculated Dakota isn’t even the father of Bristol’s baby.
In any case, the first time she released the news, she sounded depressed and sad about her pregnancy. Using words like “disappointment”, which made it sound like she wished she weren’t pregnant (Gawker noted the language used by Bristol made a good case for being pro-choice and aborting the unwanted baby). Bristol is anti-choice (well, “pro-life” is effectively anti-choice and generally anti-women’s rights), however.
Reacting to this week’s headlines, Bristol has backpedaled and suddenly claims to be happy to be a single mother of two kids, out of wedlock, by different dads.
So here are the things you should all get straight before you continue to mock me, judge me, and talk about me. None of us are perfect. I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume. This pregnancy was actually planned.
Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was heading that way, I got ahead of myself. Things didn’t go as planned, but life keeps going. Life moves on. But I do not regret this baby. This baby is not a disappointment, and I cannot wait to be a mom times two. Tripp is going to make the best big brother!!
Let’s get another thing straight, because I can’t tolerate all the talk on this subject. I have never been paid as an “abstinence spokesperson.” I was employed by the great people at The Candies Foundation.
In other words, they are a teen pregnancy prevention non-profit and I worked for them when I was 18 and 19 — when I could share first hand the challenges of being a teen mother.
I know you remember me most from when Mom ran for Vice President. However, I’m not 17 anymore, I am 24. I’ve been employed at the same doctor’s office for over six years now; I own a home; I have a well-rounded, beautiful son.
Here’s what I have spoken out about. Life. On this blog and at a few pro-life events. When I realized I was pregnant, I knew I would be completely crucified. But I never even thought of aborting this child, NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCE. (Sorry to the ghouls at Gawker, who said this baby is an argument FOR abortion. Not happening.)
I am pregnant. This is not the ideal situation, but life is important even if it’s not in the most absolute ideal circumstance. This is more confirmation on what I’ve always stood for. I’ve always been pro-life and I am standing for life now. Deal with it. [via Bristol’s blog]