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Bristol Palin Speaks Out Against Free Birth Control For Girls

Bristol Palin, a 24-year-old single mom and daughter of former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is outraged over 10-year-old girls receiving free birth control in Washington State.

"This summer a report came out claiming that some schools in Washington were giving free birth control implants to children as young as 10 years old!" Bristol wrote on her blog on Oct. 7. "These birth control devices are implanted in a girl’s uterus, and all of this can be done without a parent’s consent!"

Palin then cited a report by the conservative website Judicial Watch that a Seattle-area school was offering IUDs as part of Medicaid.

"It is crazy that the government is offering a controversial form of birth control that can have serious life-long side effects to 10-year-old CHILDREN, but then to do all of this behind a parent’s back is simply outrageous!" Bristol adds.

The International Business Times reported that Bristol became pregnant out of wedlock for the second time in June, the first time being in 2008.

"I'm not going to have sex until I'm married," Bristol reportedly told InTouch Magazine in 2010. "I can guarantee it.”

Bristol was paid $262,000 in 2009 to promote abstinence by The Candie’s Foundation, the Associated Press reported in 2011.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended in 2014 that teen girls use IUDs and progestin implants, noted Live Science.

Sources: Bristol Palin, International Business Times, Associated Press via USA TODAY,Live Science / Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia


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