Bristol Palin is responding to critics after she announced that she was expecting her second child earlier this week.
Palin, 24, said in a new Patheos blog post on Sunday that despite originally saying that news of the pregnancy “has been, and will be, a huge disappointment” to her family, friends and fans, she doesn’t want people to think that the child wasn’t planned.
“None of us are perfect,” Palin wrote. “I made a mistake, but it s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume. 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 continued.
“But I do not regret this baby. This baby is not a disappointment, and I cannot wait to be a mom times two. Tripp is going to make the best big brother!!”
Tripp is Palin’s 6-year-old son with ex-fiancé Levi Johnston.
Palin also shot down claims that she was “paid as an ‘abstinence spokesperson’,” clarifying that she was employed by the Candie’s Foundation, which bills itself as a non-profit that “works to shape the way the youth in America think about the devastating consequences of teen pregnancy and parenthood.”
Palin does say that she is strongly against abortion and that she “never even thought of aborting this child, NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCE.”
“I am pregnant,” she continued. “This is not the ideal situation, but life is important even if it’s not in the most absolute ideal circumstance. This is more confirmation on what I’ve always stood for. I’ve always been pro-life and I am standing for life now.
Palin broke the news of her pregnancy one month after canceling her wedding to Dakota Meyer, a former U.S. Marine. Neither Palin nor Meyer have commented on who the father of the unborn child is, but Meyer did break his silence on social media this week, criticizing the media for overshadowing stories of terrorism and putting on a “dog and pony show.”
In addition to her blog post on Sunday, Palin hit a lighter note when she shared pictures of her son Tripp with food smeared on his face.