Bristol Palin, Daughter of Sarah Palin, is Pregnant

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Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is five months pregnant, according to reports.

In an official announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Sarah Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child, the Alaska Governor herself confirmed that her teenage daughter is expecting.

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas Picture

One of five children of Sarah and Todd Palin, Bristol is about five months along and is planning to keep the child and marry the father.

Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby.

Bristol Palin (right) was rumored to be the real mother of Sarah Palin's infant son, born in May. According to the Palins, that's not true - but she is pregnant now.

Presidential hopeful John McCain, who named Palin as his running mate last week, knew of Bristol's pregnancy when he selected Sarah.

McCain officials said the news of the Bristol Palin pregnancy was being released to rebut what one aide called "mud-slinging and lies."

The rumors specifically revolved around a pregnancy scandal - that Sarah Palin had faked her most recent pregnancy and pretended to have given birth in May 2008 to her fifth child, a son named Trig, who has Down syndrome.

The gossip going around was that Trig was actually Bristol's child and that Sarah Palin the grandmother, covering up for her teen daughter.

Follow the jump for the Palins' statement on the subject ...

"We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us. Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned."

"As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support."

"Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media, respect our daughter and Levi's privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates."

What do you think? Will this hurt Sarah Palin with voters?

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Perfect work!

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Sara save your daughter. Repent now before the rapture. Bristol may be doomed unless ye repent. Repent sinners repent or there be fire and brim stone.

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WOULD YOU GUYS BE SO UNDERSTANDING AND FORGIVING IF THIS WAS BARACK OBAMA'S DAUGHTER...THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!

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My thing is Bristol is a young woman who makes choices of her own and I am tired of people judging her. Whoever has never committed a sin please by all means be the first to judge her.

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I am aware that Bristol Palin is not the first teenager to get pregnant,but listening to her mothers values and certain things she stands for it is obvious why. I am shocked and appauled on so many levels that a woman with her knowledge would even be considering taking a job as hectic as vp of America with a pregnant minor at home as well as an infant with down syndrome. Wake up and smell the coffee Sarah Palin.

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Being an 18 year old, I was shocked to hear that Bristol is pregnant. Do they not have condoms or birth control pills in Alaska? This family has enough children, and having a baby at 17 is certainly not something to be "proud" of, as Palin said she was. Getting married at 17 is even stupider than getting pregnant at 17. Bristol just ruined her life, and no one is picking on her by telling the facts. If Palin cannot even run her own family, how can she run the country?

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why is sarah palins family so out there, when obohma,s past is not. how about his ue of cocaine compared to sarah,s husband getting arrested for dui.what about his relationship with terriost ayres. if you are going to dig up negatives I suggest you do so equally.

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the funny thing about most of the pictures on here is: The girls pictured drinking are not bristol, and all of the pictures of bristol on here are completely appropriate.
The girls pictured include:
Amber Ingersoll
Brittany Boring
Rochelle Chandler
Sadie something or other. all drinking. not bristol.

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Well on the good side, Sarah Palin's husband wasn't caught in an airport mens room soliciting anonymous gay sex, or doing internet sex chat with a 17 year old boy. I guess you have to be a republican in congress to do that.

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Poor kid. With a convenient sex-ed class, she would have discovered pretty useful gadgets: condoms. ... and she would have learned that your parents cannot force you to marry.

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What I've had to do, though, is in the middle of the night, put down the Blackberries and pick up the breast pump. Do a couple of things different and still get it all done.

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I am thankful to be married to a man who loves being a dad as much as I love being a mom so he is my strength. And practically speaking, we have a great network of help with lots of grandparents and aunties and uncles all around us. We have a lot of help.

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