ALASKA: Bristol Palin on abstinence and child custody

Bristol Palin was recently in the news again to talk about her experiences as a single teenage mother, abstinence and other issues related to teen pregnancy. Bristol was interviewed by CNN’s Greta Van Susteren and had this to say:

“It’s just, like, I’m not living for myself anymore. It’s, like, for another person, so it’s different,” Bristol Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “And just you’re up all night. And it’s not glamorous at all,” she said. “Like, your whole priorities change after having a baby.”
Van Susteren was delicate with the teenager but pointedly asked if “contraception is an issue here.”
“Is that something that you were just lazy about or not interested, or do you have philosophical or religious opposition to it,” Van Susteren asked.
Bristol quickly answered that she didn’t want to get into specifics. The best option is abstinence, the teen said, but added that she didn’t think that was “realistic.”

Bristol shares custody of her young son with her teenage fiance Levi Johnson, however the boy, Tripp, resides with Bristol at the governor’s mansion with Bristol’s mother (Tripp’s grandmother) Sarah Palin; so that means Bristol has physical custody of the boy. You can read our related Bristol Palin post about a rumored summer wedding between her and Levi, and our objections, here: