Wednesday, September 03, 2008

On Bristol Palin

There have been so many comments and discussion about this young girl's pregnancy, Why should a 17-year-old girl be forced to marry a high school boy who says on his Facebook page that he never wants to have kids? What about their futures?

Does nobody know how many people are waiting to create a family who are ready and more than willing to take on the responsibilities of parenthood?

I just don't get why making an adoption plan doesn't even come up!

Isn't that most likely the best decision for Bristol, for Levi and for the baby?

9 comments:

chicklet said...

It's the marriage part that pisses me off. If they want to keep the baby, they should be able to, but getting married won't solve their issues - I just don't get the probably forced marriage aspect.

I agree on the adoption part too in that it's tough when so many of us want what they got, it's just the marriage part that gets me for some reason?

ultimatejourney said...

It's frustrating to watch people make decisions that seem to make so little sense.

It also really irks me that her mother still believes in teaching abstinence. Yeah, that clearly worked well for your kid. Blah.

g said...

i dont think that they should get married nor be forced to make an adoption plan either... they are free to choose what they want to choose that is best for them.. as for "teaching " abstinence.. as they say "you can lead a horse to water but cant make them drink" u can teach all you want it takes the person to actually put those teachings to use. We all make poor judgment calls... i dont think its fair to put their family on a pedastal just cause she is running for VP..they are no different then any other family in this country... thats just my 2 cents :)

Trace said...

My question is, why doesn't the government consider adoption incentives instead of the ongoing abortion debate?

And yes, it makes me want to scream and rage at the world when I see a pregnant teenager and the parents end up raising the baby. Grrrr...

Who names their child Bristol anyway? It makes me think of Bristol Cream.

Deborah said...

Oh, Chicklet is right about the marriage part. I just can't help thinking it's not about what's best for Bristol and Levi, it's about what's best for her mom's campaign. Then again, I don't see how adoption goes against her "values" or hurts the campaign at all. Argh.

Leah said...

Were you in my living room last night? Because that's nearly verbatim the conversation we had!

still waiting said...

I could not agree with you more...

Somewhat Ordinary said...

It has really surprised me that more of this hasn't been discussed in the blog world.

The whole thing just urks me. Not to get into a huge political debate, but I just can't stand how the uber religious right is putting her on a pedestal for making the right choice! I can't understand how teenage marriage is the right choice. The only thing I can say about adoption not being the right choice for them is that the family doing the adopting would have very little privacy. For most families putting the baby up for adoption would be the best choice, but I'm guessing it would probably become quite complicated if biological grandma is the VP. I'm not saying it is right they didn't choose adoption I just think in this instance it might be a really sticky situation.

And, Trace-HAve you heard all the names of the kids? Track and Trig for the boys!

Natalie said...

The whole situation just bugs the hell out of me. The abstinence-only education that, yeah, works SO well; the forced marriage, because that's going to solve their problems... right; and lauding the daughter for keeping the baby and doing the "right" thing, as if she had any choice in the matter in the first place, given Palin's very very strong views on the subject of abortion (ie, abortion ISN'T a choice, therefore her daughter didn't make the RIGHT choice, she made the ONLY choice). Besides the fact that I'm very liberal and pro-choice, it's just such a huge clusterf***. Like you said, what about adoption??