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ST. LOUIS (AP) -  Washington University in St. Louis says Bristol Palin won’t be speaking there next month after all.

The decision comes after some students expressed outrage over Palin being paid with student-generated funds.

The daughter of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin had been invited by the university’s Student Health Advisory Committee to be part of a panel discussion on abstinence on Feb. 7.

Bristol Palin became pregnant at 17 and is a single mom to a 2-year-old son.

It’s not clear exactly how much she was to receive, but student leaders had approved spending $20,000 for the panel.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university issued a statement Thursday night saying the advisory committee and Palin decided “the message that they intended on sharing would be overshadowed by controversy.”

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