“The Federalist” Helps Make My Point about Giving 10 Year Olds IUDs


Thank you for pushing my point:

After Bristol Palin criticized a public school program that provides free birth control to children without parental consent, many have taken the opportunity to attack her personal life in an attempt to silence her.

Some of the headlines from around the web show the media isn’t interested in engaging with Palin’s remarks and lodging informed arguments against them, but are intent on shutting her up.

SalonJust Shut Up, Bristol Palin: You Are The Last Person Who Should Talk About Birth Control

JezebelFormer Teen Mom Bristol Palin Is Very Upset That Washington Teens Can Get IUDs

WonketteBristol Palin Outraged Other Girls Won’t Get Knocked Up In High School Like She Did

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

The reaction to Palin’s remarks shows that many publications, especially those which tout themselves as progressive or open-minded, aren’t all that accepting of other perspectives. When it comes to sex, having an opinion that varies at all from the talking points of pro-abortion feminists will get stamped out by the media. If we really want a debate on the merits of schools providing contraceptives to children, perhaps we ought to let the parents of those children have a say.


Look at the facts. Who knows what’s best for their kids? The government, or parents?


Thanks, Federalist, for being more even handed than the other publications.

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Students Protest Against Transgender Classmate’s Use of Girl’s Locker Room

Lila Perry has identified as transgender since she was 13. (KMOV)

Lila Perry has identified as transgender since she was 13. (KMOV)


Over 150 Missouri high school students voiced their displeasure about a transgender teen using the girls’ locker room by walking out of class.

Students at Hillsboro High School staged a two-hour walkout Monday over 17-year-old Lila Perry, a student who has identified as a female since she was 13, using the girls’ locker room during gym class.

The school offered Perry a gender-neutral bathroom, which she turned down.

Original post:

Well, it was just a matter of time before this happened: [Read more…]

Parents Furious after Public School Tells 13-year-olds They Can Have Sex, Choose Gender

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Planned Parenthood is telling 13-year-olds they can choose their genders and can have sex. [Read more…]

How I Got Over My Very Public Mistakes

Last week, I was amazed at all the people who read my posts and left comments. (This post about expecting a call from the President got almost 2,800 comments and was shared 131,000 times on this site alone… And, no, my phone didn’t ring.)

Most of the comments were wonderful and supportive. (I’ve addressed some of the not-so-nice comments here.)  But there’s one constant criticism I didn’t talk about:  some of you insist on calling me a hypocrite. After all, I became a mother before I walked down the aisle – how can I talk about waiting until marriage for sex?

I find it strange that the culture rightfully applauds former drug addicts who warn children of the dangers of drug use. They are happy to listen to former alcoholics talk about how they finally are living a clean life. But when it comes to me talking about waiting until marriage for sex, it’s almost like people want me to slink away in shame… unable to show my face in public again because of my past mistakes.

I want this blog to be a place where we can all be honest, so let me start. I’ve struggled with feelings of guilt and shame. I know (judging from my inbox) many of you have too. A Christian counselor named Ed Welch helpfully writes about what to do after you’ve made a huge mistake:

It feels so right – so spiritual – to live with regrets. It means you feel bad for the wrong things you have done or think you have done, and that sounds like a good thing. If you forget those wrongs, you are acting like they were no big deal.

We live with regrets because we think we should. We think it’s the right thing to do—that it is our duty before God. But…
The Kingdom of Heaven is regret-free. The truth is that the triune God liberates us from past regrets. His will is being done. Bank on it. Neither your human limitations nor your sins hinder the good plans of your sovereign Father.
Let’s go one important step further. It is God’s will that you jettison past regrets.

So what does that mean?


Stop living under a cloud of guilt, stop wondering what life could have been like had you made better decisions, and stop beating yourself up over that thing you’ve done.

Read the rest of his post here, and get over the regret you’ve been carrying for far too long.

I have.