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Thursday, November 18, 2010

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"Should We Have An Abortion? I Don't Know! Do You Know?"

The Internet is a lot like helicopter parents, getting in the way of people's dreams but occasionally being helpful and saving them from being failures or whatever. An American couple has decided to ask the world—meaning the Internet—whether they should have an abortion or not. I can understand asking the world where you should live, but this is like saying, "I really wish tons of opinionated people would erupt into argument on a website I've made just for them" and then having your dream come true. Apparently even 4chan has gotten involved. Great.

The URL is pretty savvy—BirthOrNot.com—which suggests this could go the way of MyFreeImplants.com and be a lucrative enterprise for all, not just this one couple. But the couple has made things really difficult for people with any heart by uploading "regular scan images of the foetus, which is a perfectly-healthy boy they have nicknamed 'Wiggles.'" They also have ads on their site. As of November 15, Wiggles "is now approximately the size of an avocado with an average crown to rump measurement of 4.6 inches."

The mom-to-be-or-not-to-be, 30, has explained her indecision on her blog. She says she "fears the pressure of juggling motherhood and a career could cause her to have a nervous breakdown." Fair enough. Anyway, the voting is going to continue for the next two weeks, until she reaches the legal deadline to have an abortion. Currently there are more people in favor of them having an abortion—53.73 percent vs. 46.27.



12 Comments / Post A Comment

PBandJ

Yeah, this is completely disgusting and awful-- what if she HAS the baby, and then it finds out this went on?? Also: naming the thing you may or may not abort is pretty stupid. So many bad things to say.

toodles

I call pro-lifer stunt. "Every person who gets an abortion makes a website about it and lets horrible people vote!"

If it's not, this woman is a huge tool and should not be a mother or human person ever.

George Kr

the people who made this should have a retroactive abortion on themselves.

George Kr

and I call it fake/stunt...

Liz Colville

totally fake. and why do they have ADS on their site? so unethical or just weird.

NotoriousVIC

There should be a website that determines, by voting, who is allowed on the Internet or not.

Liz Colville

hahahaha INDEED.

PBandJ

YES. We need to get this through Congress. (Congress of the World.)

saythatscool

Can I vote against the jorts?

Well then fuck it, let's make some guacamole kids!

thatsrealbutter

I think those have moved well past jorts into shants territory.

saythatscool

And I just added a new word to my lexicon!

emily

The Internet has always made me not want to have children. This is a different way to decide that.

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