By Alesandra Dubin
June 29, 2015

After calling off her engagement recently, Bristol Palin, 24, announced her pregnancy last week in a post that sounded very contrite. But over the weekend, she certainly changed her tune.

To recap, she wrote on Thursday in the faith-based blog Patheos, "Honestly, I've been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one... I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you."

Well, critics let her have it, unsurprisingly. Media pros and amateurs were quick to point out what they perceived to be her hypocrisy; they pointed out she became a paid spokesperson for abstinence after she became an unwed teen mom in 2008.

But by Sunday, Palin had had enough. And she went right back to Patheos to speak out—but this time with a decidedly different tone.

"I made a mistake, but it's not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume," she wrote. "This pregnancy was actually planned. Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was heading that way, I got ahead of myself. Things didn't go as planned, but life keeps going. Life moves on."

She also sought to clarify for the record that she was not technically a paid abstinence spokesperson, but rather an employee of the group The Candie's Foundation, which emphasizes abstinence as well as contraception for teens. Mostly, she wanted to point out that this latest pregnancy makes her feel stronger than ever about her pro-life stance.

What do you think of the Bristol Palin pregnancy controversy?

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom. She's also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.


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