Grandson's Birth Prompts Warning on Teen Pregnancy from Palin

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Jan 03, 2009 10:03 PM
Governor Sarah Palin publicly welcomed her new grandson, Tripp, with some words of warning and hope about teen pregnancy.

"The road ahead for this young couple will not be easy, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy. When Bristol and Levi first told us the shocking news that she was pregnant, to be honest, we all at first looked at the situation with some fear and a bit of despair," Palin said in a statement posted on her official website. "Isn’t it just like God to turn those circumstances into such an amazing, joyful blessing when you ask Him to help you through?”

Bristol Palin was quoted as well. "Teenagers need to prevent pregnancy to begin with – this isn’t ideal. But I’m fortunate to have a supportive family which is dealing with this together," she said. "Tripp is so perfectly precious; we love him with all our hearts. I can’t imagine life without him now.”

Bristol, 18, will complete her final high school credit needed for graduation this week.