I think she is stepping away from her mother, to the degree she's comfortable with, and is talking about all options with regards to teens and sex. The group Bristol became associated with with regards to teen pregnancy is the Candie's Foundation. Taken directly from the foundation's website, their mission is: "The foundation reaches millions of teens each year with high-profile media campaigns that encourage the delay of pregnancy and challenge America’s youth to make healthy decisions about sex." The "healthy decisions" part is protection if you choose to engage in a sexual relationship, as well as engaging when it is your choice instead of being pressured, etc.Originally Posted by JavaJo;4068404;
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From what I've seen of her so far on DWTS, I think she's trying to form her own identity, but it's not easy when everyone associates her with her mom. Her mother's absence from the audience may have been at Bristol's request for all we know. After all, with that many cameras around and a seat to be reserved from her, who thinks Sarah Palin would decline the spot light for any other reason?