Teen pregnancy and sex education were thrust into the spotlight this week when Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin revealed that her 17-year-old daughter is five months pregnant.
Palin's running mate, John McCain, and the GOP platform say children should be taught that abstinence until marriage is the only safe way to avoid pregnancy and disease. Palin's position is less clear.
In a widely quoted 2006 survey she answered during her gubernatorial campaign, Palin said she supported abstinence-until-marriage programs. But weeks later, she proclaimed herself "pro-contraception" and said condoms ought to be discussed in schools alongside abstinence.
"I'm pro-contraception, and I think kids who may not hear about it at home should hear about it in other avenues," she said during a debate in Juneau.
Such statements could raise concerns among social conservatives who have been some of Palin's most enthusiastic supporters since she was tapped for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket last week.
Leslee Unruh, president of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse and campaign manager of the Vote Yes for Life effort, said children must be given a "clear and concise" message on the benefits of abstinence.
Asked about Palin's statement, Unruh said, "I don't think it's clear. It seems disjointed to me."
We really don't know what either stands for. Evangelicals remember, while you are rooting for Palin, it is McSame behind the wheel. McSame has not changed and Palin will fall right behind him! FAILURES INDEED!
Palins Position Is Less Clear? . . . Of Course It Is! This Country Wont Know Where She Stands Because She Wont Tell Us! . . . I Think She Is More Like A Poodle Than A Pit Bull . . . Sit Bulls Are Not Afraid Of The Media! Run With The Big Dogs Palin And Answer Some To Scripted Questions Or Get Back On The Porch!
What Piden disagrees with McCain is nothing in comparison
to WHAT she believes of his crazy Rep. politics!
I would say she disagrees maybe 5% of the time with McCain,
and he's is notably a "Maverick", someone that marches to the
tune of his own DRUM!!! Sounds like Bush. Bomb, ask questions
This woman has no true principles. She'll say whatever the audience in front of her wants to hear. No wonder the Republicans love her!
Please people google.... Anne Kilkinney ....you will find out who the real Sarah Palin is
It's OK if she does not agree with Senator McCain on sex education. By the time we vote in November the McCain/Palin ticket will be Palin/McCain. It has to be because he is standing in her way for the bid to move into the White House.
Her position maybe less clear but it's the only intelligent comment I've heard from her so far. It's a shame she didn't bother to discuss this with her daughter though.
Palin is an Anita Bryant impersonator... makes statements only when it's convenient... I'm sorry... a teenage unmarried pregnant daughter? So much for family values and teaching your children responsible behavior. I think this says volumes about Palin's perspective on life...
Don't worry about birth control Sarah....McWar is too old, but he sure
hasn't given up looking at your butt.
Palin and McCain disagree on more than they agree on, however the American people are too apatehtic and lazy to get the facts. Should they win in November, we, and the coutnry will deserve exactly what we get.
It is a ploy! The Republicans "tell" her what to say, trying hard
to have a little separation in agreemtent. I don't buy anything the
Republican's 'WRITERS AND THE REAL LEADERS. Could be
Rove or somebody like him. I Bet they talk to Rove, who is now
employed by Fox. I think Hannity wanted him!!!!! Hannity's idea,
ooooohhh.....trying to scare women? Boy, dems are really good at that. Maybe the next article will read Palin is pro-life......ooooohhhhh.......juicy!
She is either the biggest Flip Flopper since McBush or an outright Liar.
She also disagrees with his stance on Iraq... Who knows what else.
So how are these two people gonna run the country when they cant even agree to agree??
Geesh.. .. I have a feeling this will go down as the worse campaign in history for Republicans. They couldnt run the country right for the Last 8 Years and now they cant even run an election right.
Palin's ties to the API, including a video of her addressing the 2008 API Convention in Fairbanks go to sarahpalinexposed.com
I personally WANT TO KNOW WHY ANYONE democrats, republicans or independents could support a person in any position of power let alone Vice President of United States of America that supports succession from the U.S. that would be Sarah Palin.
WHERE WAS THE EXPERIENCE, JUDGMENT AND COUNRY FIRST IT PICKING HER.
If she gets in the white house we may become 49 states and not 50!
I am really concerned about Palin. To be able to stand before
millions and tell one lie after another makes me wonder
about her stability.
Have been reading many articles about her and she is
one scarey woman.
Mccain, what were you thinking?? Or were you??
Palin doesn't speak for the McCain campaign. McCain doesn't speak for the McCain campaign. Palin doesn't speak for Palin.
From what I read Palin UP UNTIL now... Agreed with McCain... look what happend to her daughter.... It proves the Republicans are wrong that it DOESNT work. So now she is changing her opinions of it??
Palin and McCain disagree on a lot of things. She wasn't tapped to agree. She was tapped to attack. She was tapped to dupe the Religious Right and social conservatives into believing that the Republicans support their causes. After all, who is the most "elite" party in Washington? And the elite aren't into any Grapes of Wrath old time religion.
The Republicans do this every election. The Religious Right and social conservatives fall for it every time.
That's not all that don't seem clear about her or McCain?????????????
Palin's ties to the AIP, including a video of her addressing the 2008 AIP Convention in Fairbanks go to sarahpalinexposed.com
WHERE WAS THE EXPERIENCE, JUDGMENT AND COUNRY FIRST IT PICKING HER.
As a woman, I don't care to hear what Palin has to say about sex education.
I don't want her in my business, nor my kids business.
What a ticket for disaster.
Just another GOP flip-flop. She's against earmarks after she's for them, for abstinence only before contraception is ok, pro ethics reform while abusing her power as governor – won't even go into the McCain list of flips – would take too much space. While the two GOP candidates dismiss constitutional rights when it suits their purpose, Obama/Biden are both constitutional scholars who will return this country to the vision of the Founding Fathers.
Obama/Biden – our last best hope!
Palin is being caught in one lie aft another – Selling the Alaska State Plane on eBay, Family Values, Trooper-Gate, Teen Brth Control & Sex Education, Religion in Public Policy (God has a Plan for IRAQ) , etc.
She is a true poll chaging politician, She will say what ever pops into her head, to any given audience, and than say something else to another audiance.
Given time, she will hang herself with her own words.
OMG! what a fake, this woman is crazy and has no idea about any thing. She needs prayer....