Friday, November 19, 2010

This canNOT be for real...

Saw this site on a few different places as it went viral on the internet. Have you heard about it? This couple from Minnesota is expecting a baby and are not sure if they want to have it or not. So, they did the obvious thing right? THEY TOOK IT TO THE INTERNET FOR A VOTE.

If you go to www.birthornot.com, you can decide the fate of their unborn child. I cannot even express to you how upsetting this is to me.  Truly.

So far the story is that they are either doing it for the publicity or they are really pro-lifers trying to make a statement. But what if it's real? What if they are really doing this to help them decide what decision to make??? I can't live with myself knowing it's even a possibility.

So...I clicked on the 'Contact Us' link on the site and sent them this note:

Dear Pete and Alisha:

Please add me to the list of people who are willing to foster or even adopt this child. I am 32 weeks pregnant and would happily raise your baby as my own, rather than have to live with myself for knowing I could have done something to give this baby a chance.

Am I anti-abortion? No. I have friends who have made that choice and I don't condemn them for it.  I myself would not choose to do so...but this isn't about me. It's about a baby that deserves a chance to live.  It is not the baby's fault that it's caught up in this mess.

I grew up in the foster care system and was told a lot as a child by my mother that she almost aborted me...not fun or pleasant to live with, knowing that you were a choice that someone made. But, she chose to keep me for a time and I'm here now. Maybe I'm here for you...who knows?

I'm hearing this is a stunt...I don't know how to feel about that. Likely it is, but I still need to make the offer to care for your baby on the off-chance that you are serious and that you ARE considering abortion if the vote goes that way.

I want to say so many angry things about this whole situation. I want to yell, and judge and condemn. Instead, I will repeat my offer. Please, consider adoption. Too many people would be willing...now you have at least seven offers. That alone should take the idea of abortion off of the table. I've done three births. I know it's not easy. I know it's asking a lot. Still...if you know that you have another option, why not take it?

It's your choice...I'm hoping you make the one that benefits everyone.

Thank you for listening,
  




P.S. More and more info is coming in that indicates that this is indeed a hoax. I'll keep posting links as I get them.

http://www.ministryoftruth.me.uk/2010/11/18/birth-or-not-busted-site-linked-to-climate-change-denier-site/

http://gawker.com/5692958/vote-on-whether-this-couple-gets-an-abortion 

http://wiki.racetotheright.com/ThePete

http://www.amptoons.com/blog/archives/2010/11/18/anti-choice-trolling-fail/

3 comments:

Lori said...

It was on the news last night and I was immediately sickened.

I don't understand the reasoning behind this...

I don't get it at all!

AmazingGreis said...

That is crazy!!!

I have no other words.

How are you doing?

Unknown said...

Lori: I so don't get it either!!!

Greis: I know it is so crazy I can't even wrap my brain around it. I'm doing ok and would be better if I just divorced the internet so I didn't have to read about this stuff...I'm literally sick over it.