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Bristol Palin: Abstinence 'not realistic'

Bristol Palin, daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, said in a recent interview it's "not realistic" to expect abstinence outside of marriage but says teenagers should wait longer to have children.

"Everyone should be abstinent . . . but it's not realistic at all," the 18-year-old told Fox's Greta Van Susteren after Van Susteren asked her whether she had a philosophical or religious objection to contraception.

Palin also said that having sex as a teenager had become "more and more accepted now" among people her age."I think everyone should just wait 10 years," she said. Being a teenage mother "is not glamorous at all . . . your whole priorities change after having a baby."

On a non-Palin note but abstinence note, Christianity Today has offered two recent articles on abstinence.

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Posted:February 17, 2009 at 12:00PM
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