Quote of the Day: Jenna Bush on condoms

Does the first daughter's position on safe sex conflict with her dad's abstinence-only views?

By Tracy Clark-Flory
Published September 26, 2007 12:15AM (UTC)
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Who would've thought: First daughter and rumored party-girl Jenna Bush apparently has ink running through her veins. The newly engaged 26-year-old recently sat down with Glamour magazine to talk about her upcoming young-adult novel, "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope," about a young Latin American mother with HIV. Interviewer Sheila Weller, bless her heart, asks Jenna whether there's, uh, any conflict between the book's emphasis on the importance of condoms and her father's abstinence-only policies. Jenna responds:

"I don't think so ... Abstinence is important; if you don't want any chance of getting a disease, then don't have sex. But if you're HIV positive and you have sex, you must always use a condom. You can't talk about being a teenage mother and stopping the spread of AIDS without talking about condoms."

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