Saturday, September 6, 2008

Does Sarah Palin support abstinence only? No

This is one of the key arguments used to advance the position that it's fair game to invade Bristol's privacy and accuse Sarah Palin of being a bad mother. It's a canard. Maybe commentators should actually study her positions rather than making assumptions about them. (even if she supported abstinence only, it wouldn't justify the sexist attacks against her for seeking a career, though)

Los Angeles Times:
In a widely quoted 2006 survey she answered during her gubernatorial campaign, Palin said she supported abstinence-until-marriage programs. But weeks later, she proclaimed herself "pro-contraception" and said condoms ought to be discussed in schools alongside abstinence.

"I'm pro-contraception, and I think kids who may not hear about it at home should hear about it in other avenues," she said during a debate in Juneau....

Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella said the governor stands by her 2006 statement, supporting sex education that covers both abstinence and contraception.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good, I had wondered about this and considered that it might in fact be her position. Too bad the press doesn't seem interested.

Thank you for providing information the press doesn't/won't.