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Bristol Palin won't give a speech at Washington University's Sex Week

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Sat, Jan 29, 2011 08:00 hrs

Bristol Palin has been dropped from her planned speaking engagement at Washington University.

The former Dancing WIth the Stars finalist, 20, who became pregnant with now two-year-old son Tripp at age 17, was invited by the Student Health Advisory Committee to talk about abstinence during the St. Louis university's Sexual Responsibility Week, reports Fox News.

Washington University issued a statement, saying "The student group that invited Bristol Palin to come to Washington University in St. Louis has mutually agreed with her not to proceed with a contract regarding Palin's participation in a panel discussion at Washington University on Feb. 7."

"Because of the growing controversy among undergraduates over the decision to pay for her talk with student-generated funds, the Student Health Advisory Committee and Palin decided that the message that they intended on sharing would be overshadowed by controversy," the statement continued.

Bristol is the Teen Abstinence Ambassador for the Candie's Foundation fighting teen pregnancy.

The controversy referred to in the release involved "Private Practice" star Kate Walsh's call for students to boycott Palin's speech should she decide to attend.

Walsh, a member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, urged her Twitter followers Wednesday to protest Palin's possible appearance. (ANI)



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