Bristol Palin, 17, is expecting a baby. She is luckier than many teen mothers. She has the support of her parents, including her mom, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
You'd think the awkward public spotlight focused on that unplanned teen pregnancy would produce straight talk about a problem that is so personally painful, so costly and so common. You'd think it would spark a hearty debate about how to do a better job of prevention.
But it hasn't, and therein lies the problem.
Read the full editorial at Charlotte Observer.com.