In an act of coarse opportunism CNN used young Bristol Palin’s situation as an opportunity to beat the drum for sex-education. Bill Bennett, on their political panel, did not sit idly by. No, he chastised CNN on air for dragging the young lady into the discussion and using her as a discussion point for their perennial advocacy of sex education and their equally enduring disdain for abstinence.
Bill Bennett rightly agrees that the debate of sex education is a legitimate one, but in no way should this young woman be exploited to advocate for a position in this debate.
Watch the clip here.
Lastly, the idea that one young girl who gets pregnant invalidates the concept of abstinence education simply because her mother advocates for it is patently absurd. Someone should remind CNN that the plural of anecdote is not data.