“Bristol Palin thinks it’s “crazy” for states to provide young women with birth control options free of charge. In a Wednesday blog post, Palin cited a report touted by conservative news sites over the summer about a Washington state high school providing IUDs and hormone implants to students without parental notification or consent. Recently, the conservative group Judicial Watch followed up on those reports by releasing a document showing the state’s Health Care Authority provided hormone implants to girls ranging in age from 10 to 20 years old.
““Do you remember what it was like to be a 10-year-old? I remember being an unabashed tomboy concerned with playing outside and acing 5th grade,” Palin wrote. “But life isn’t so innocent and carefree for some 10-year-olds in Washington State.” She continued, “It is crazy that the government is offering a controversial form of birth control that can have serious life-long side effects to 10-year-old CHILDREN, but then to do all of his behind a parent’s back is simply outrageous!”
Further commenting on the issue, Palin, who is a single mother of two, with each of her children having a different father, went on to say that “parents are better off having their teenage children pregnant than subjecting them to questionable and highly risky contraception methods.”
During the interview with Newslo, the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin made the bold statement in response to the question of which is the lesser of two evils, teenage pregnancy or controversial birth control. “There is just no debate there, would I choose to be pregnant or risk my long-term fertility? I’d go with pregnancy, that’s a no brainer. But, I guess I’m not really competent to comment on the issue, since I’ve already baked two buns in my oven some time ago,” she said.
She added: “What the government doing to those kids is horrible and it really shows you what kind of hypocrites they are. On one hand, they’re going on about how children don’t think long-term and how teen pregnancies are a result of living in the moment and not thinking about consequences, but then on the other, they’re destroying the lives of those same children by giving them various hormones and drugs that are not 100% safe. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.”
“The fact that the parents are completely in the dark about what’s being done to their children is even more devastating. I mean, even though I can’t and don’t speak for them, I can tell you that if that were me, and someone was giving me those drugs while I’m in school and not telling my mom about it, I’m sure she’d have me not use them. In fact, she’d be encouraging me to have another baby,” Palin concluded.