Bristol Palin will be delivering a pro-life speech Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the Visalia [California] Convention Center Main Hall, according to Gerard Carroll, reporter for the VisaliaTimes-Delta.
"We are pleased that she [Palin] will be our guest speaker," said April Kesterson, executive director of Tulare-Kings Right to Life, sponsoring group for the seventh annual "Making a Difference for Life" fundraising banquet, set for a 7 p.m. start.
Kesterson wanted Bristol to speak because she chose life over convenience, carrying her son Tripp to term at the height of the McCain-Palin campaign of 2008. Bristol has since become an advocate for abstinence through the Candies Foundation. Her speaking engagements are arranged through Single Source Speakers.
"There's no doubt that her [Bristol's] celebrity helps to promote abstinence," said Bill Albert, spokesman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. "She is the most famous unwed teen mother in the world today."
Bristol is a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. She returned to Wasilla with dance partner Mark Ballas, and was greeted by a throng of adoring fans. Entertainment Tonight's coverage of the dynamic dancing duo's return to Wasilla will air Monday night.
While the pair were enroute to Anchorage, and just under 27 hours after establishing her Facebook Page, Bristol secured 1,000 friends there. US for Palin and venues where its content is syndicated broke both the Facebook page establishment and 1,000 friends milestone stories. As of this writing, Bristol has 2,448 Facebook friends.
Her performance of the Cha-Cha-Cha with Ballas propelled Bristol to the Week Two Round of Dancing with the Stars, which airs Monday, September 27, 2010. Bristol starred in an episode of the The Secret Life of the American Teenager and is authoring her first book.