Being Pro-Choice means understanding that every woman is capable of deciding for herself when and if she is ready and willing to have a baby, whether she wants to continue a pregnancy, and realizing that decision is hers and hers alone. Being Pro-Choice means that we support women in making those decisions, even if they are different from the decisions we would make ourselves.
A teenage mother is not fodder for political campaigns.
Just b/c Sarah Palin is staunchly Anti-Choice and pro ab-only sex ed does not mean her daughter is, or that this is some kind of indicator of how well these policies work. This is not a political statement. This is a personal and stressful situation for a young woman.
As Zuzu (dear FSM I adore Zuzu) points out, if we expect courts and politicians to believe that teenagers are capable of deciding for themselves, independent of their parents, whether they are ready to become parents then we sure as fuck need to start acting like we believe that ourselves.
We do not know the circumstances surrounding this pregnancy, or the circumstances of Bristol Palin’s decision. It is none of our business. Period.