Bristol Palin To Speak At Maternity Home Fundraiser In Louisville

by Gabe Bullard on September 6, 2010

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s daughter will speak in Louisville Wednesday.

Nineteen-year-old Bristol Palin will headline a fundraiser for the Lifehouse Christian maternity home. She will discuss her experience as a single mother and will be paid 14 thousand dollars.

Lifehouse executive director Joan Smith says many teenage mothers do not have the income or family support Palin has, but they can still relate to her.

“There is no amount of money you can throw at that problem that makes the problem any different,” she says. “We all look and we say, ‘Okay, if we just had the financial resources things would be better.’ That does not change the dynamics and the problems and the frustrations of being a teen mom.”

Palin has spoken at other events across the country, often advocating abstinence before marriage. Tickets to the fundraiser are $125, and the proceeds will go to expand the Lifehouse headquarters. Palin’s mother will speak at a gospel music conference in Louisville on the 16th.

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Cathleen WIlliams September 7, 2010 at 7:04 am

I think this is wonderful to have programs for single teen moms. I teach a workshop for teenage mothers to help them get ready for pregnancy – to learn their bodies and to prevent subsequent unplanned pregnancies. Teen Moms love this workshop. My book helps teen moms understand how to raise children who will not become teen Moms and how to have fun but break through barriers that exist to hold them back. It is great that this exists to show how to make a great thing out of a challenging experience. Cathleen Williams

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