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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 04:03 PM
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32. It's going to take away most of her future opportunities in life - Bullshit. Obama's mother went on
to raise her son with the help of her parents, finish college, become an anthropologist and help people around the world.

Yes, it is better that teens have sex ed and contraception.
Yes, it is better that a teen can make her own choice without parental judgment.
No, her future opportunities in life are not all gone.
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  -My condolences to Bristol Palin. TheWraith  Sep-01-08 12:16 PM   #0 
  - I don't know how wealthy these people are.  alarimer   Sep-01-08 12:17 PM   #1 
  - I seriously doubt that they are wealthy. It's not like they come from a moneyed background.  TheWraith   Sep-01-08 12:20 PM   #3 
  - They own 3 homes.  Kittycat   Sep-01-08 12:28 PM   #6 
  - Homes or properties?  TheWraith   Sep-01-08 01:44 PM   #21 
  - Sarah Palin's family owned the company that made Heath bars  karynnj   Sep-01-08 12:39 PM   #12 
     - I've heard that rumor, but  Tangerine LaBamba   Sep-01-08 12:53 PM   #13 
     - No; we've reached the point in the internet feeding frenzy where someone posts  apocalypsehow   Sep-01-08 01:34 PM   #17 
     - Sadly,  Tangerine LaBamba   Sep-01-08 02:11 PM   #22 
        - My favorite internet quote  DangerDave921   Sep-02-08 07:43 AM   #68 
     - You're right - there was a DU article with a link into  karynnj   Sep-01-08 03:37 PM   #23 
        - Thanks  Tangerine LaBamba   Sep-01-08 04:23 PM   #34 
           - I'm glad you pointed it out - I had read the other too quickly  karynnj   Sep-01-08 09:46 PM   #51 
     - Any links to back that up?  TheWraith   Sep-01-08 01:43 PM   #20 
  - also I suspect she has been taking care of her siblings for years  Heather MC   Sep-02-08 12:55 AM   #54 
  - I agree with you, I feel for this poor young lady n/t  Fumesucker   Sep-01-08 12:20 PM   #2 
  - I feel bad for her too. Her parents obviously did not provide her with birth control  wienerdoggie   Sep-01-08 12:20 PM   #4 
  - Accidents happen. Maybe she was using birth control.  Eric J in MN   Sep-01-08 03:57 PM   #29 
  - Good gracious!!!  DangerDave921   Sep-02-08 07:46 AM   #70 
  - I hope for her sake that the boyfriend  ayeshahaqqiqa   Sep-01-08 12:22 PM   #5 
  - My congratulations to Bristol Palin.  lwfern   Sep-01-08 12:30 PM   #7 
  - Thank you.  JohnnyLib2   Sep-01-08 12:37 PM   #10 
  - I too was a 17 year old new mom and fully agree with your post  Lebam in LA   Sep-01-08 12:38 PM   #11 
  - Bristol she only be mentioned in the discussion as a prominent example  avaistheone1   Sep-02-08 01:06 AM   #56 
  - Why don't you step back and re-read my post?  TheWraith   Sep-01-08 01:36 PM   #18 
  - Your "condolences" are way out of line.  lwfern   Sep-01-08 03:41 PM   #25 
  - What's misogynistic about observing that  Tallison   Sep-02-08 07:18 AM   #62 
  - Unbelievable.  antfarm   Sep-01-08 04:09 PM   #33 
  - Exactly.  lizzy   Sep-01-08 03:38 PM   #24 
  - Thank you for posting this.  antfarm   Sep-01-08 05:18 PM   #42 
  - Well, I think condolences are in order, b/c this particular young woman  JerseygirlCT   Sep-01-08 08:08 PM   #50 
  - You are being rude and condescending regarding her choices.  lwfern   Sep-01-08 10:36 PM   #52 
     - No, I'm not.  JerseygirlCT   Sep-02-08 07:07 AM   #61 
  - Bristol Palin is very fortunate - more so than many pregnant 17 year olds  ehrnst   Sep-02-08 07:29 AM   #65 
  - I don't give her condolences for keeping the child, that is her choice and her right...  SidneyCarton   Sep-02-08 09:55 AM   #80 
  - We do not know if she is unhappy or not or if her parents  mmonk   Sep-01-08 12:31 PM   #8 
  - Think it through for a minute.  TheWraith   Sep-01-08 01:41 PM   #19 
  - Fuck her,  BobRossi   Sep-01-08 12:32 PM   #9 
  - ugly ugly ugly  Skittles   Sep-02-08 01:18 AM   #58 
  - Being a mother of 2 teens and 1 young adult  jpertello   Sep-01-08 12:58 PM   #14 
  - EXACTLY. What sort of Mother is this woman? Her daughter is in crisis...  vanlassie   Sep-01-08 01:04 PM   #15 
  - The poor daughter  jpertello   Sep-01-08 01:27 PM   #16 
     - OMG - this is NOT the 1950's  lwfern   Sep-01-08 03:51 PM   #27 
        - Not my intention  jpertello   Sep-01-08 03:57 PM   #30 
        - Kids where I teach  lwfern   Sep-01-08 04:46 PM   #36 
           - It's not about shame, it's about preparedness  Tallison   Sep-02-08 07:27 AM   #64 
        - Her parents were the ones behaving as though it was the '50s, hiding her at home.  ehrnst   Sep-02-08 07:43 AM   #69 
           - Oh, there are a whole lot of folks here on DU  lwfern   Sep-02-08 08:46 AM   #78 
              - I don't think anyone was saying that she should hide her daughter.  ehrnst   Sep-02-08 12:27 PM   #81 
  - Wow, I'm glad you weren't counseling my mom.  lwfern   Sep-01-08 03:53 PM   #28 
  - strange  jpertello   Sep-01-08 04:01 PM   #31 
     - It's not strange at all for women to be sexist.  lwfern   Sep-01-08 04:39 PM   #35 
        - no no  jpertello   Sep-01-08 04:59 PM   #38 
           - Maybe they did discuss it - maybe she wanted her mother to run.  lwfern   Sep-01-08 05:10 PM   #41 
              - BTW, here is an excellent analysis of the entire Bristol Sarah soap opera.  jpertello   Sep-01-08 05:22 PM   #43 
  - The older son may have had some problems, too.  amandabeech   Sep-02-08 01:15 AM   #57 
  - Shouldn't the boyfriend not have consented to unprotected sex?  LBJDemocrat   Sep-01-08 03:43 PM   #26 
  - It's going to take away most of her future opportunities in life - Bullshit. Obama's mother went on  IndyOp   Sep-01-08 04:03 PM   #32 
  - my condolences  samuraiguppy   Sep-01-08 04:46 PM   #37 
  - Get thee off to the Greatest Page  Husb2Sparkly   Sep-01-08 05:00 PM   #39 
  - Yup, you can't pick your parents  Canuckistanian   Sep-01-08 05:10 PM   #40 
  - We're on your side, Bristol. It may not seem like it --  philly_bob   Sep-01-08 06:03 PM   #44 
  - This is NOT about a woman's right to her career.  vanlassie   Sep-01-08 06:38 PM   #45 
  - This is unforgivably sexist. nt  lwfern   Sep-01-08 11:42 PM   #53 
  - my mom worked from Day One and I love and admire her  renate   Sep-02-08 01:19 AM   #59 
  - she was having sex without being married so she could have got the abortion  JI7   Sep-01-08 06:42 PM   #46 
  - Isn't this the same girl that had the baby last year?  tavalon   Sep-01-08 07:10 PM   #47 
  - Don't feel sorry for Bristol, she does have a family to help her  marshall   Sep-01-08 07:49 PM   #48 
  - I do, too.  JerseygirlCT   Sep-01-08 08:06 PM   #49 
  - Blame Sarah Palin, not her daughter Bristol  Jennicut   Sep-02-08 12:58 AM   #55 
  - he's going to be forced into the role of a mother, one that she's certainly too young and immature  Jack Rabbit   Sep-02-08 01:23 AM   #60 
  - Oh, no everything with that situation is great and wonderful. That's when children are supposed  RGBolen   Sep-02-08 07:19 AM   #63 
  - And don't forget the miracle!  Tallison   Sep-02-08 07:35 AM   #66 
  - Don't be so judgmental  DangerDave921   Sep-02-08 07:41 AM   #67 
  - And you want your child pregnant or having impregnated someone at 17 or 19 as well?  RGBolen   Sep-02-08 07:47 AM   #71 
  - My point  DangerDave921   Sep-02-08 07:56 AM   #73 
     - It does destroy people's lives. That's why the government spends money to prevent youth pregnancy  RGBolen   Sep-02-08 08:14 AM   #76 
        - is there no middle ground with you?  DangerDave921   Sep-02-08 08:33 AM   #77 
  - By your own logic, is 17 so different from 16?  Tallison   Sep-02-08 07:50 AM   #72 
  - I'm sorry her family didn't have enough consideration for her  Sentinel Chicken   Sep-02-08 07:58 AM   #74 
  - CHOICE.  lapislzi   Sep-02-08 08:06 AM   #75 
  - Mine as well, hers is a fate not to be envied.  SidneyCarton   Sep-02-08 09:50 AM   #79 
 

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