September 1st, 2008
02:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin backed abstinence education

(CNN) – Sarah Palin, who announced on Monday that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant, indicated during her run for Alaska governor that she was a firm supporter of abstinence-only education in schools.

In a 2006 Eagle Forum questionnaire, Palin indicated that she supported funding abstinence-until-marriage education programs instead of teaching sex-education programs.

"Explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support," Palin wrote in the conservative group’s questionnaire.


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soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. jonathan

    AND SEE HOW WELL THAT WORKS!

    LOL
    LOL
    LOL

    September 1, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  2. Andrew from Illinois

    And look where that got her.

    September 1, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  3. Will in Richmond, VA

    The "Straight Talk Express" should be a clown car.

    Seriously.

    September 1, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Paul, Europe

    You do realise the whole of Europe is laughing at you guys right now lol.. in fact the whole of the west is!

    You cant seriously consider voting another republican into office..i mean seriously!! its a joke right?? :) (obviously not talking to Obama supporters)

    God help America if McCain is elected! Thats all... You've already lost enough respect!

    September 1, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  5. BigTallMatt

    Nothing to see here. Just another "Do as I say, not as I do" Republican. Seriously, did the McCain campaign perform even so much as a private interview with Gov. Palin before she was chosen for VP?

    September 1, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  6. Newsdiva

    Good job Mrs. Palin...how's that "abstinence" thing workin' out for ya??

    America "Just say NO" to McGramps & Gidget.

    Obama / Biden 08 & 12

    September 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  7. Rory.

    Failure as a woman, failure as a mother, failure as a teacher and would be a failure as a vice president if, god forbid, they win the election.

    McCain really blew his chances with this gun toting, creationist, god fearing loser.

    September 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  8. Ooops.

    How'd that abstinence-only teaching work out for you?

    September 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  9. Andy

    There is something very out of whack with this family. What the hell else do they have going on?

    September 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  10. McCan't

    Wow.

    September 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  11. Loretta from California

    Well she should have relayed that message to her daughter. Where was she when her daughter needed to learn about abstinence?

    DEMOCRATS, I'M BEGGING YOU, PLEASE UNITE!!!!

    September 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  12. Flip Flop Obama

    McCain-American Hero
    Palin-True American Values

    Obama-Admitted Drug User
    Biden-Plagerist

    Hmmmmmmmmm. Who should I pick to be President..Tough chose.

    Go McCain

    September 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. Steve

    The American people should be extremely angry and outraged at John McCain for selecting Palin as his VP. How could he potentially harm the United States for his own political gain. I wouldn't call it treason but some might.

    September 1, 2008 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  14. Barbara, IL

    From what I have heard on on the news about her infant is that she was in Texas giving a speech when her water broke. She then went on to give that speech and THEN instead of going to the nearest hospital like any other normal mother she got on a plane and flew back to Alaska to deliver that baby. Something just does not sit right with that entire story. There were even people saying at the time that she did not look pregnant. Also by her being the governer of Alaska she can probably make the medical records of hers/ and her daughter look they way she wants them to look saying she gave birth and not her daughter

    September 1, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  15. jean

    So Today is when they are releasing all the negativities about Palin.

    September 1, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  16. chris from PA

    "Explicit sex-ed programs will not find my support." Did she ever think that this was the problem? Maybe if "someone" was raising and guiding her child, maybe she wouldn't be becoming a grandmother by her 17 yo daughter?

    September 1, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  17. Alex

    well we know why now she got pregnant...

    September 1, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  18. David Peter

    Abstinence DOES NOT WORK.

    September 1, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  19. Pander Bear

    a firm supporter of abstinence-only education in schools

    That worked well didn't it?

    September 1, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  20. RA in Buffalo

    Abstinence education huh? I bet you wished your little girl used condoms now isn't that so Mrs. Palin? I guess what comes around goes around. Trying to tell people what they can't do, yet she can't even control her own household. What a joke.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    September 1, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  21. meck

    Abstinence-only education my foot. You were just kidding yourself...how does it feel now????
    Continue advocating for abstinence and your daughter will surely have a second child. Tick tick tick.....
    By the way, Jesus came for sinners not for the already holier than thou., remember.

    Meck, Vanc

    September 1, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  22. ThinkSmart

    I could care less what this family does. All i care about is what Palin does. If the Dems attack the Reps on these family issues that just came up than they have every right to. They attack B.O on the Wright thing. But again personally the media can keep all the extra stuff I want to know what teh canidates say and do not the ones around them.

    I was Impressed by McCains slection when I 1st heard about her from the media. There were a lot good things they said about her than I started doing my own research. Im scared like H**l if they win and McCain dies. I have more foreign policy than her going to Iraq and Afgahn, living in 3 countries in Europe. For you people on the fence especially when it comes to her investigation check this summury of events and audio out. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/211769.php
    Obama/Biden 2008
    ?/? 2012

    September 1, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  23. Typical White Person

    And if her stand had been that she supported explicit sex education in schools and her daughter still became pregnant? It happens, you know.

    Where would liberals be then?

    September 1, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  24. Hms

    goes to show that they are just normal people...

    September 1, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  25. Jim

    I'd love for her to now be asked whether she still thinks abstinence only education is effective?

    September 1, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
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