If ever there were an argument that we should all butt out of each others’ reproductive business, this is it.
Time for a quick Friday rant: Bristol Palin is pregnant out of wedlock for the second time. “Bristol Palin announces second pregnancy, schadenfreude-tinged pile-on begins,” trumpets the Los Angeles Times.
I’m not into the schadenfreude, but I also am certainly not the only one who sees the irony – and the impropriety – of paying Miss Palin to lecture on sexual abstinence, given her own status as an out-of-wedlock teen mom in 2008 (the Candie Foundation paid her upwards of a quarter-million dollars in 2009 as a “teen pregnancy ambassador,” whatever that is).
Now that she is once again with child… and without husband… she tells the public: “I do not want any lectures, and I do not want any sympathy.”
Fair enough. Bristol doesn’t want us judging her, chortling over her, haranguing her about her behavior, her values, the irony and the hypocrisy of the situation she now finds herself in. But honey, that goes both ways, so let’s agree: we don’t lecture you about your second out-of-wedlock pregnancy, and you can stop raking in the big bucks to lecture us about that abstinence that you are just as incapable of as the rest of us regular sinners.