Frankly, there probably isn’t a family alive in America that has had to deal with this issue within their immediate or extended family. Churches across American constantly deal with this issue. You raise your kids the best you can and pray hard but kids will make their own choices. James Dobson said it best
In the 32-year history of Focus on the Family, we have offered prayer, counseling and resource assistance to tens of thousands of parents and children in the same situation the Palins are now facing. We have always encouraged the parents to love and support their children and always advised the girls to see their pregnancies through, even though there will of course be challenges along the way. That is what the Palins are doing, and they should be commended once again for not just talking about their pro-life and pro-family values, but living them out even in the midst of trying circumstances. Being a Christian does not mean you're perfect. Nor does it mean your children are perfect. But it does mean there is forgiveness and restoration when we confess our imperfections to the Lord. I've been the beneficiary of that forgiveness and restoration in my own life countless times, as I'm sure the Palins have. The media are already trying to spin this as evidence Gov. Palin is a 'hypocrite,' but all it really means is that she and her family are human. They are in my prayers and those of millions of Americans.
If the Democrats had any brains they'd stop the MSM's insanity because the more they spew this garbage the more it endears Gov Palin to the public. There is only a small minority that are getting their jollies from such horrendous drivel. The majority of American are sick to their stomach at the treatment of Gov Palin and her daughter. Heck, the conservative base is getting spitting mad and they are making donations and signing up to volunteer. The Democrats may find that they are spitting in their own eyes.