Is Abstinence-Only Realistic? Should Schools Teach Sex Ed? Sarah Palin Video - "Life Happens"
Bristol Palin: Abstinence-Only Isn't 'Realistic'
18-year-old Bristol Palin, who had her own baby last December, gave her first interview to FOX News's Greta Van Susteren this weekend. Much of the conversation, not surprisingly, revolved around the challenges of being a new mom.
"It's not just the baby that's hard. I'm not living for myself anymore," Palin says. But "I like being a mom. I love it ... It is very challenging but so rewarding." She also said telling her parents about her pregnancy was "harder than labor."
"I couldn't even say it, I was sick to my stomach," Palin says.
Both Bristol and Sarah Palin expressed skepticism about abstinence-only programs, which the Alaska governor supported when running for governor in 2006. "It sounds naive. Life happens," Sarah Palin said during a later interview with Van Susteren. "Truly, it can happen to anybody ... Less than ideal circumstances but we make the most out of it."
"Everybody should be abstinent but it's not realistic at all," added Bristol. "You should just wait ten years. It will be so much easier."