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Friday
Jan282011

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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