Bristol Palin, known as a no-sex-before-marriage proponent, has been flaunting her growing baby bump on social media and facing a backlash from her previous comments that women should abstain from sex unless they’re married. Adding fuel to the publicity fire, Bristol, the unwed daughter of Sarah Palin who already has one son, has decided it’s time to share whether she’s expecting a boy or a girl, reported People.
With over 58,000 fans on Instagram, Bristol had a big audience to share both how far along she is in her pregnancy and the gender of her baby. Palin, 24, revealed that she is at 7.5 months and that her 6-year-old son, Tripp, will be having a sister with whom to play.
The reason Bristol has gotten so much attention for this second pregnancy revolves around the previous vow of Palin that she would never again have sex until she was married. Bristol has been candid in discussing her views on birth control while admitting that she recognizes the controversy.
“I know I’m the last to talk about birth control. (Two baby daddies right? LOLZ!) But I am expecting a girl and do have a 14 year old sister,” blogged Palin recently.
Bristol was planning to wed Dakota Meyer. But just after canceling the plans to tie the knot, Palin revealed that she was pregnant for the second time in June.
In response to the firestorm that blew up following Bristol’s revelation that she was pregnant again, Palin denied that that baby was not desired.
“I do not regret this baby [and] never even thought of aborting this child, NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCE,” stressed Bristol.
Palin, who has made significant money from campaigning as a role model for abstinence, requested that she not be lectured after announcing she was becoming an unwed mother for a second time, as the Inquisitr reported.
When she revealed her first pregnancy at age 17 in 2008, Bristol was regarded as bad news for the future of her mother’s campaign to become the vice president. Since then, Palin has made that bad publicity into a profitable positive for herself by earning money in her own campaigns for abstinence.
When she raked in $262,500 as teen pregnancy ambassador for the Candie Foundation in 2009, Palin tried to explain her views on the reality of abstinence.
“Everyone should be abstinent or whatever but it’s not realistic at all,” said Bristol.
Palin has not revealed the father of her second child, but the baby daddy of her son, Tripp, is former fiance Levi Johnston.
In a new Patheos blog about birth control, Bristol emphasized that she believes young girls should be required to have parental permission before having an IUD.
Palin noted that parental permission is required to get over-the-counter pain medication such as aspirin at school, and parents must be present before young girls can get their ears pierced. However, Bristol attacked a report that a school is providing various types of birth control with no approval needed from parents. Among those forms is an IUD, which is implanted for free. The report also alleged that it’s part of a Medicaid initiative.
“I’m not against birth control by ANY MEANS so do not twist my words. But I am against the government going between a parent and a child at such a young age. THERE IS A BIG DAMN DIFFERENCE. 10-11-12 year olds don’t know what’s best for them. Their parents do.”
Hence, added Palin, to those who believe that she doesn’t have the right to offer her views because she is an unwed mother for a second time, she feels that she is right in making the point that the government does not know best what is right for young people. Bristol wants parental approval to be required in these situations.
[Photo by Laura Segall/ Getty Images]