Bristol Palin is pregnant and all the liberal blogs and media outlets are going nuts. Such hypocrisy! They shout about the conservatives. Hmph! Kids make mistakes. I don’t know what the ratio is for teen pregnancy but I bet just as many liberal teenagers get pregnant as conservative teenagers.

Here is the statement from Todd and Sarah Palin:

“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.”

“Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates.”

I am curious that McCain would choose Sarah Palin knowing that her 17 year old daughter was pregnant. I presume they found this out in the vetting process and that Britol didn’t just go to her parents this morning and tell then she was five months pregnant.

I don’t think it reflects much on the Palin’s family values that their daughter got pregnant. Had the story been that Bristol had an abortion then the liberals would be justified in shouting hypocrisy. Though it wouldn’t say anything about Sarah or Todd Palins character just that of their daughter who is free to have a different set of values. That said, this is a perfect example for why birth control should be easy to access for teenagers of all political persuasion, without parental permission.