Jealous Bristol Palin Whines That 10 Year-Old Girls Are More Responsible Than She Is

When it comes to birth control and sex, one person who should definitely keep their mouth shut is Bristol Palin.

The daughter of America’s village idiot, Sarah Palin, whined about a report on a right-wing website that claims schools in Washington state are allegedly giving intrauterine devices to 10 year-old girls without parental consent, and that the IUDs cause “life-long side effects.”

“Life isn’t so innocent and carefree for some 10 years old in Washington State,” Palin wrote on her little blog.

“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! These birth control devices are implanted in a girl’s uterus, and all of this can be done without a parent’s consent!”

She then cites a report from Judicial Watch, a right-wing organization that got their information from an anti-abortion group article that no longer exists.

Judicial Watch, however, did obtain a report from the Washington Health Care Authority which shows that a whole two 10-year-old girls did receive the birth control devices — one in 2014, and one in 2015. However, it should also be noted that the circumstances of why the girls needed the implant were not revealed.

Palin then concludes with a traditional hissy fit.

“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!”

The birth control is part of a state Medicaid program called Take Charge that offers free contraception to girls. Parental consent is not necessary, nor should it be. As we all know, most parents freak out when they find out their daughters are sexually active and will likely refuse to give consent. This leaves their little girls unprotected and vulnerable to unwanted pregnancies that would change their lives forever.

While Bristol Palin thinks 10 year-old girls are too young to have access to birth control, the reality is that they are too young to get pregnant, too, but it happens. Just this year, a 10 year-old girl in Paraguay was raped by her stepfather and became pregnant. The right-wing government denied her request to have an abortion and she was forced to give birth to her rapist’s baby, in August, at the age of 11. What’s truly crazy and outrageous is that Republicans, like Mike Huckabee, actually support forcing 10 year-old girls to give birth if they become pregnant, even if they get pregnant through rape. And he’s running for president.

So, while 10 year-old girls shouldn’t have to worry about pregnancy, the fact is that they can still become pregnant. Such young pregnancies carry significant risks for a body that is just beginning to develop — that includes the risk of dying. If Republicans have their way, every 10 year-old girl in America is at risk.

As for Palin’s assertion that IUDs carry “life-long side effects,” that is complete bullshit.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, IUDs are “top-tier contraceptives” that are reversible and safe for minors, and do not carry lifetime side effects.

What really has “life-long” side effects is having a child you didn’t plan for or want. Bristol Palin would know all about that. She’s done it twice now, including once as a teenager. Then, to cement her credentials as a hypocrite, she became a well-paid and ironic spokesperson for abstinence-only sex education even though she is the perfect example of why abstinence-only sex education does not work. Ever since, she has embarrassed herself repeatedly by criticizing women and girls, while attacking birth control and comprehensive sex education. Now she is angry that 10 year-old girls have access to birth control to prevent themselves from getting pregnant.

Clearly, Bristol Palin is just jealous that there are 10 year-old girls out there who are far more responsible than she ever has been.

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