Reading Bristol Palin’s pregnancy announcement was difficult. Like so many women who face an unplanned pregnancy, she knows she has disappointed herself and her family in her decision not to remain chaste yet she knows the precious, tiny human being growing inside of her doesn’t deserve to be killed to simply spare her of the embarrassment she will face.
You know what? She is an incredible, real and honest example of a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy. She’s not hiding her feelings, however difficult and uncomfortable they may be for her.
And she is choosing life. And that should be applauded.
The Palin family has been in the spotlight for years and whatever anyone thinks of them, it cannot be easy to grow up with that kind of fame, especially when they are known for advocating traditional values and this is Bristol’s second out-of-wedlock pregnancy.
But everyone makes mistakes. Even Christians, surprise! Bristol is doing the best she can under less than ideal circumstances and she is a loving mother to her son and is already a loving mother to her preborn baby.
Having an abortion would have spared her this embarrassment. It could have been an “easy way out.” Instead, Bristol is courageously choosing the hard road and living out her convictions, in spite of the hordes of online abortion advocates who are sneering at her for becoming pregnant and telling her that she should have had an abortion.
Ironic, how those who label themselves pro-choice are insulting her for making a choice to not have an abortion.
Congratulations Bristol – we are so proud of you!