Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sick: Couple Puts Abortion Decision Up for Vote Online

Here's your disturbing story of the day. These two are unsure whether to abort their child, so they put it up for an online vote. Have they no decency? How about having the child and giving it up for adoption?
A Minneapolis couple is preparing for the arrival of their first child. That is, unless internet voters decide they should have an abortion instead.

Pete and Alisha Arnold have created a website called, where they've been posting updates on Alisha's pregnancy since September. But this site is unlike any other expectant parent's blog: this site has a poll that asks viewers, "Should we give birth or have an abortion?"

In an interview with, the Arnolds said they were unsure if they wanted to be parents. After two miscarriages, they said they launched the site to put the choice in voter's hands.

"Voting is such an important part of who we are as a people," Pete Arnold told the website. "Here's a chance where people can be heard about whether they are pro-choice or whether they are pro-life, and it makes a difference in the real world."
Whether this is a stunt or not I'll let you decide. It just gives me the creeps people are so starved for attention they'd let the life of a child depend on an online poll.

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