Well, it's a free country:

Bristol Palin is hitting the speakers' circuit and will command between $15,000 and $30,000 for each appearance, Palin family attorney Thomas Van Flein said Monday... Bristol Palin, 19, is listed on the speaking group's website as available for conferences, fundraisers, special events and holidays, as well as women's, youth, abstinence and ''pro-life'' programs.

Between $15,000 and $30,000 a pop. Getting knocked up has never been so lucrative. And, according to the Johnston family, it was not an accident:

Levi and Bristol started dating about three years ago. They broke up a few times and there was a lot of jealousy, mostly from Bristol's side, but they always seemed to get back together. Levi was very much in love with Bristol and wanted to, not only marry her, but also start a family. They began actively trying to make a baby way back in late 2007, early 2008.

This was also around the time that Bristol was staying with Sarah's sister Heather Bruce because, according to Mercede, she did not want to leave Levi and move to Juneau with her family. Of course she still saw Levi quite often during this time, and Mercede says that their friends knew that Bristol and Levi were trying to get pregnant and that THIS is why the rumors that Bristol was already pregnant began to circulate in the beginning of 2008. Mercede swears that Bristol was NEVER pregnant before becoming pregnant with Tripp.