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Bristol Palin Joins Teen Pregnancy Fight

The teen-aged mom will speak at a Wednesday event



    Bristol Palin Joins Teen Pregnancy Fight
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    Bristol Palin, holds her baby brother Trig on day four of the 2008 Republican National Convention. Now with a kid of her own, Palin hopes to prevent other unplanned teen pregnancies.

    Young mom Bristol Palin is telling other teenage girls to do as she says -- not as she does.

    The daughter of vice-presidential also-ran Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has joined a national campaign to promote teen pregnancy prevention, saying she's eager to help other young women avoid the mistakes she made.

    Palin will participate in a Wednesday town hall meeting in New York City hosted by the Candie's Foundation, which works to educate teens about the "devastating consequences" of teen births.

    Candie's has named Palin its teen ambassador for the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

    Palin, who gave birth to son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnson in December, said she's excited to be an "example" of what can happen if teens aren't careful.

    "I am so happy to have this opportunity to work with The Candie's Foundation on spreading the message of teen pregnancy prevention," Palin said in a statement released by Candie's. "I feel that I could be a living example of the consequences of teen pregnancy."

    "If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment," she said.

    Palin and Tripp's father Levi Johnston had a public split last month that ended in the Johnston and Palin families sparring over the teens' sex lives.

    Candie's ambassador and "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere will also be on hand at the Times Square town hall meeting.