I don't know if you have raised teenagers, but you were one once. So you have some inkling that your parent(s) didn't always have their eyes on you. With that established, what gives you the right to expect anyone else to rise to a higher standard? And, as we know, the use of birth control is not quite as high as recommended, even with close supervision!
If all you remember about Clarence Thomas confirmation is the so-called pubic hair on the pop can, then it's clear why you missed the point of my analogy. Oh well, I'm patient.
Yeah, I have raised three kids, none are teenagers anymore (1 girl, two boys), and none of them have had such problems. While I can't claim "credit" for the fact that they have, up to this point, exercised good judgment and have had sufficient luck to cover their moments of poor judgment, I can tell you they have known about birth controls, and have had ready access to them, since they entered puberty. But I am not the issue here.
The issue here is that even an advocate of abstinence, and someone you would expect could command some respect from her children on the subject, being a public figure and such an outspoken advocate for abstinence, couldn't make the plan work. To have that person then impose that flawed plan on the nation from the White House is just illogical.
To hide the fact the "abstinence only" Governor's daughter didn't subscribe to the plan, and obviously didn't use any other contraceptives for pretty obvious reasons - they likely were not readily available, and as I have noted before the guys are useless when it comes to using a contraceptive they brought to the party - is hiding a very clear bit of experimental evidence that "abstinence only" is a failure at preventing unwanted pregnancy. If Sarah Palin was at all concerned how this would affect her daughter, she could have avoided the national attention. Obviously her child is either ok with it, or Sarah Palin's priorities are political career first, child's needs second. But the situation is now public and it is clear evidence that the policy, at least the way Sarah Palin implemented it, doesn't work. Don't impose it on the rest of the country.
And, how a failed implementation of a right wing religious plan for implementing an effective contraception method, "abstinence only" serves to "stick it to the pro-choice" crowd, when one of the elements of pro-choice is to give kids the choice of using an effective contraceptive, just escapes me. Jim