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Leave the poor girl alone!
I'm with Obama. Bristol Palin's pregnancy is her business. Her family has pledged to be supportive and she's scheduled to marry the biological father. I, for one, have hope for this young woman and wish her the best. So many women wait and wait and wait for the right time to have children. They get educations, they have careers and they have to slide the baby making and cookie baking into the cracks of their busy ,busy lives. (ex. Sarah Palin) For Bristol, she won't be working full time and being pregnant. She will be able to rest, eat right and the family will take care of her before, during and after the baby. She'll finish her courses either at school or online. She'll still apply and get accepted and go to college. As a member of the upper, upper middle class, she'll have a nanny to help her and maybe even a maid. She'll be well cared for and so will her child. All will be well.Not so for many of the nations teen mothers. Their lives are anything but safe and secure. They work low paying jobs with little or no health insurance, up to the very day they deliever. They are ostracized by their peers and society. They live on welfare and often never return to school. Yet, the American consumer is bestowed pure images of wealthy teen mothers with cute little babies in adorable outfits and rugged buggies. All of their beauty and good fortune makes teen pregnancy very trendy. There are teenage women who are ready for motherhood. They are mature and capable. As long as Bristol Palin understands that her childhood, her teen years are over, she will be able to carry the responsiblity with which she is blessed. I have hope for her and the father. I wish them much luck and happiness. Babies are a blessing and they happen, not when planned, but when chosen.