Bristol Palin, the daughter of pro-life former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, recently gave birth to her third child, a baby girl.
The family celebrated the news with a series of photos and messages on social media, welcoming baby Atlee Bay into the world.
“What a happy story! What a happy day!” grandmother Sarah Palin told the Daily Mail. “Babies are the best ingredient in our world, and we’re blessed to help welcome Atlee Bay to it. The whole family couldn’t be more thrilled!”
Bristol and her husband, Dakota Meyer, posted a photo of themselves with baby Atlee in the hospital to announce her arrival. They did not say what day she was born, but she appears to have been born within the past week.
Atlee is the couple’s second child; they also have a 1-year-old daughter, Sailor Grace. Bristol also has a third child, Tripp, who is 8 years old, according to the report.
The Palin family has faced a lot of criticism for their pro-life and pro-abstinence values. Bristol especially has received a lot of negative attention because of her two pregnancies out of wedlock. She has been very open about her mistakes, and she also has remained firmly committed to her children and her pro-life values.
In 2015 when Bristol became pregnant with Sailor out of wedlock, she was barraged by nasty blog posts and comments suggesting she should abort her daughter.
Bristol acknowledged that she had made a mistake and disappointed her family; but she also made a good choice in choosing life for her daughter. Pro-lifers praised her for it, and her family supported her for it.
At the time, Bristol responded: “None of us are perfect. … When I realized I was pregnant, I knew I would be completely crucified. But I never even thought of aborting this child, NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCE.
“I am pregnant. This is not the ideal situation, but life is important even if it’s not in the most absolute ideal circumstance. This is more confirmation on what I’ve always stood for. I’ve always been pro-life and I am standing for life now,” she continued.
She and Meyer married a few months after Sailor’s birth, according to the Daily Mail.