Entries in Abstinence (2)


Bristol Palin Paid Handsomely for Promoting Abstinence

ABC/Adam Larkey(WASHINGTON) -- Advocating abstinence has paid off big time for Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

The 20-year-old single mom, who had a child out of wedlock when she was 17, was paid $262,500 in 2009 as an appointed teen ambassador for The Candie's Foundation, according to tax records.

In her role, Palin, who gave birth to a son in December 2008, tells young women to postpone sex until after marriage.

Palin, who still works for the foundation, said when she was first hired, "If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment."

She admitted last year that she wasn't ready for the changes that come with being a single mother.

Besides her income from The Candie's Foundation, Palin has earned huge paychecks from her appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, speaking engagements and an upcoming memoir.

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Bristol Palin Won't Appear on University's Abstinence Panel

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Adam Larkey(ST. LOUIS) -- Students at Washington University in St. Louis decided to just say "no" to having Bristol Palin appear at the school's Student Sexual Responsibility Week in February.

What they apparently objected to was not Palin's stand on abstinence, but the fact that she was demanding a fee to be the keynote speaker at the event.

WU officials did not disclose how much Palin would have earned but student government officials revealed the figure would have been between $15,000 and $30,000, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The school and Palin mutually agreed to cancel her appearance after a Facebook petition collected hundreds of signatures from students who did not want her to speak at the symposium.

Many questioned Palin's limited experienced on the subject of abstinence, as well as paying her when funds for other student activities have been cut because of financial constraints.

Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, had a child out of wedlock when she was 17.  Her son, Tripp, is now two.

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