Sarah Palin may preach abstinence, but the Alaska governor’s 18-year-old daughter says the idea isn’t realistic.
In an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Monday night, Bristol Palin, who gave birth to a son in December, says that the abstinence her mom preaches is “not realistic at all.”
Despite acknowledging that it isn’t reasonable to expect most teenagers to wait until marriage to have sex, Bristol cautioned that teen parenthood comes with its share of challenges.
“Everyone should wait 10 years,” Bristol said. “I hope people learn from my story.
“It’s so much easier if you’re married, have a house and career. It’s not a situation you want to strive for.”
She denied that her mother’s anti-abortion views were the reason she went ahead with the pregnancy.
“It was my choice to have the baby. It doesn’t matter what my mom’s views are on it. It was my decision.”