Abstinence is realistic.

In a recent interview from Bristol Palin (Sarah’s daughter) it was mentioned that ‘Abstinence is not realistic at all.’ That’s real easy to say when you’re a pregnant teenage girl and your mom is the Governor. Blame whoever you want, but you should have said NO to sex.

According to Guttmacher Institute: Nearly half of all 15-19 year olds in the United States have had sex at least once. By age 15, only 13% of teens have ever had sex. However, by the time they reach age 19, seven in 10 teens have engaged in sexual intercourse.

Sobering. But what some will tell you is that these teens are not taught about using contraceptives. NO; what they are not taught is to say NO to sex.

As an ex-teenager, I remember the almost insurmountable peer pressure that saturated everything; drugs, drinking, sex, etc. Sadly, peer pressure never was positive. I never felt pressured to helping out in homeless shelters, bullied into going to a bible study, helping the elderly.

I am so pleased that Miss Palin kept her baby instead of choosing abortion. BUT saying that abstinence is unrealistic is, unrealistic. If teens are taught to understand that sex is for marriage only and parents actually keep a keen eye on them, maybe teen pregnancy would considerably drop. The only reason teens have sex is because someone told them it’s okay. When teens choose to have sex, they also choose all of the ramifications.


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