May 6th, 2009
04:24 PM ET

'Learn from my example,' says Bristol Palin

Martina Stewart
CNN Associate Producer

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Teen mom Bristol Palin had a simple message for teens on Wednesday, the 8th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

The daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin – the 2008 vice presidential nominee – said in an interview on NBC's Today Show that she wanted other teens to "learn from my example."

"If you're going to have sex, I think you should have safe sex," the unwed, teenage mother said as she held her infant son, Tripp. "And, regardless of what I did or anything like that, I think that abstinence is the only 100 percent foolproof way of preventing teen pregnancy."


Filed under: Martina Stewart • Sarah Palin • Women's Issues
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. revolution

    good for her

    May 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  2. Sharon Kitchen

    quitely .........going to schools.........and elswhere,without mom......good.

    May 6, 2009 at 4:57 pm |