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An abortion stunt?

500x_petealishasmall.jpgBy now you may have heard about this couple inviting people to vote online whether or not they should have an abortion.

Blogger Jill Stanek smells something fishy:

A pregnant married couple is taking votes whether to abort their baby boy or carry him to term.


The last day of the pregnancy they say they can legally abort in their home state of Minnesota is December 9, a day before the baby is 20 weeks old. And, they say, they will go however the final vote tally goes.

Although the posts appeared plausible when I perused them, the concept had “scam” written all over it. So I didn’t buy in… 

..The reaction has been most interesting. Pro-aborts think this is a scam against them. Now, while pro-lifers are becoming incensed and begging the couple not to abort, pro-aborts are becoming incensed and wanting the couple to be shot.

Reading more closely what the couple writes, I’ve come to agree this is a pro-life stunt.

Read on to find out why. The evidence is compelling.

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posted November 19, 2010 at 8:58 am

Aren’t we all getting a bit tired of the “15 minutes of fame” stunts?
I will never be convinced this is pro life, and if intended to be so, truly hurts the cause with its deception and lack of dignity for the unborn.

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Gerard Nadal

posted November 19, 2010 at 9:28 am

Not the brightest candles on the altar.

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posted November 19, 2010 at 9:36 am

Yeah, from the moment I first learned of this I was suspicious that it was a pro-life stunt by a possibly well-intentioned but not well-thinking couple. Sadly, they think they’re probably helping the cause. Really, all they’re doing is making themselves look pretty pathetic and cracking open a door that should forever remain shut: the dignity of a person’s life determined by popular sovereignty. There was some internet series last year that was based on a similar concept. I can’t recall the name, but it told the story of three women, all in “problem” pregnancies. Those who tuned in were to vote on whether or not each woman aborted or birthed. Happily, I don’t think it garnered much attention.

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posted November 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

If is isn’t a stunt, then the folks are totally “off their rockers”. No rational person, IMO would do something like that. Considering a termination is a very serious matter, and those folks are treating it like a game.

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