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Couple puts abortion decision up to internet vote
Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2010 | FOX 4 Web Producer

Posted on 11/19/2010 1:01:17 PM PST by kingattax

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — 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 Birthornot.com, 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?”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2evil4words; hoax; oldnews; yesterday
from the "just when you think you've heard it all" file
1 posted on 11/19/2010 1:01:19 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Sick idiots!


2 posted on 11/19/2010 1:02:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: kingattax

When it’s all said and done, the vote in Heaven will be the vote these people will have to face.


3 posted on 11/19/2010 1:03:51 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: kingattax

Wow. Just wow.

Life is so cheap nowadays as to be put to the whims of an Internet mob fir fun.

Even if it’s not real (doing it for attention), it says a lot about the state of society.


4 posted on 11/19/2010 1:05:39 PM PST by MDspinboyredux
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To: kingattax

As noted in the 10 or 15 prior posts - the site is a pro-life HOAX.


5 posted on 11/19/2010 1:06:33 PM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: kingattax

With this much love and desire to have the baby, they should put the child up for adoption.


6 posted on 11/19/2010 1:06:46 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: kingattax

might as well be in the Colliseum with the proverbial thumbs up or thumbs down vote based on crowd reaction.


7 posted on 11/19/2010 1:06:54 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: Jim Robinson
I haven't look at the their website/blog, but I'll bet they are making money off the hits.

...might be a ruse to get the traffic.

8 posted on 11/19/2010 1:07:03 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: kingattax
I have no use for this type that thinks the planned murder of the most helpless is okay!
9 posted on 11/19/2010 1:08:44 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Wait, before we freak out, there are rumors that this is a pro-life PR stunt.

If so, it's brilliant.

It shows the child via ultra-sound, and the terrible, arbitrary nature of the decision to murder under color of "choice". Think about it: No other victims of abortion even get the chance to *put it to a vote*.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 11/19/2010 1:10:37 PM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: kingattax

I say have the baby and give it up for adoption. These twits obviously are not fit to be parents.


11 posted on 11/19/2010 1:10:46 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: kingattax

Seems to me their parents should have aborted them!


12 posted on 11/19/2010 1:10:48 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ASOC

Still on Drudge, with a link to the Star-Tribune story, which included interviews with the couple. The story mentions that some bloggers presumed it was a hoax, but nothing about it actually being one.


13 posted on 11/19/2010 1:13:30 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: The Comedian

I agree, the whole thing is going viral and that is exactly what they want, for people to just think about the whole issue of abortion and the arbitrary way it can be decided.

true or not, it’s going to help the pro-life movement.


14 posted on 11/19/2010 1:14:23 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: kingattax

Their doing this to get attention. They’re stupid at best and evil at worst. oh dear look lets ask people on the internet if we should execute our child or not? They will probably make horrible parents.


15 posted on 11/19/2010 1:14:32 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: kingattax
This is making me nauseous.

Site says almost 81% for Birth.

109,000 votes casted. Hopefully they'll listen.

16 posted on 11/19/2010 1:18:16 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: kingattax

I browse DU on occasion. Saw this on there yesterday. Even the DUmmies were unanimously appalled (though a few of them thought this was a pro-life stunt to make pro-abortioners look bad).

SnakeDoc


17 posted on 11/19/2010 1:19:17 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum -- If you wish for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: kingattax
So how long will it be before someone figures out a 'bidding' scheme where the highest bidder get's to make the woman's choice for a nominal fee?

If someone truly believes a baby is no more than a tissue mass, why not hold it hostage over someone who might feel compelled to save a life? (emotional extortion)

18 posted on 11/19/2010 1:23:38 PM PST by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: MsLady

I agree - attention whores the two of them. Maxing this this out to 20 weeks - when even if you have no qualms about abortion, it is far more dangerous to the mother and far more expensive.

The best thing to hope for is that this is a total hoax and she is not pregnant at all.


19 posted on 11/19/2010 1:26:41 PM PST by heartwood
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To: kingattax

What a couple of sick, sick minded people. Lord help us.


20 posted on 11/19/2010 1:30:27 PM PST by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. My Savior has overcome the world.)
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To: Jim Robinson

There are some other sites that say this couple is actually pro-life and this was a stunt to make some kind of point.

Not entirely sure what that point is.


21 posted on 11/19/2010 1:31:18 PM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: kingattax
BUMP+ The Show

Been there done that.

Very successful.

22 posted on 11/19/2010 1:35:07 PM PST by It's me
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To: kingattax

How about we all vote to just have Alisha’s tubes tied?


23 posted on 11/19/2010 1:42:17 PM PST by peteram
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To: kingattax

Absolutely sickening!!!


24 posted on 11/19/2010 1:43:26 PM PST by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: Soothesayer

I don’t know either, but the fact that FREEPERS who read this thread will have the knowledge that this is some kind of prank or stunt, makes it worth having here to discuss.


25 posted on 11/19/2010 1:45:23 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: The Comedian

The voting so far is about 80-20 to have the baby and 6% of the commenters have offered to adopt if the vote went to abort. I don’t think these people have any intention to abort. It’s an experiment or “stunt”, if you will. Perhaps one of them is doing a research paper.


26 posted on 11/19/2010 1:47:56 PM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: SnakeDoctor
Even the DUmmies were unanimously appalled

This always got me about "pro-choice" people. Why is it a "difficult decision" about whether to abort the baby or not?

Either it's a human baby or it's not. If it's not, there isn't any "difficulty" in killing it for the convenience of the woman.
If it is a human baby then killing it is murder.

There is no such thing as the position they try to take-
"I personally wouldn't do it but wouldn't want to impose that view on someone else."

Well, I personally wouldn't kill another human who was inconveniencing me (that guy ahead of me with all the coupons), but I wouldn't impose that moral position on others.
Doesn't make sense at all, does it?

27 posted on 11/19/2010 1:51:08 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kingattax
A couple of things to note on this story:

It's been reported that they’ve already lost two pregnancies recently to miscarriage and the mother lost another when she was 20. A normal couple in that position (especially one with no children) would be desperate to see this one carried to term, not cavalier to the point of treating it as some sort of morbid civics experiment.

Pierre "Pete" Arnold, has worked for a right-wing radio talk show and blogged for an anti-choice right-wing Web site.

Putting the URL into Whois to find out the domain registration information revelas two things. One is that they've paid the extra fee to hide who actually registered the site. Two, they registered the site on May 17, 2010. Their story is that she got pregnant and they wanted to put it up to a vote, so they started this site. If that was true, then the very earliest she could be in her pregnancy is 27 weeks, presuming they started the site as soon as they learned. By the time she claims she'll be at 20 weeks--on Dec. 9--she would actually be at 29, and likely higher.
28 posted on 11/19/2010 2:27:31 PM PST by NC28203
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To: heartwood

I can’t even imagine doing something like this. And yes I sure hope it’s all a hoax. The very idea of making life so cheap that you would gamble on your own flesh and blood’s life. It’s truly sickening.


29 posted on 11/19/2010 2:31:02 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: kingattax

Ewwwwww.


30 posted on 11/19/2010 3:19:18 PM PST by NoGrayZone (This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. - PJ O'Rourke)
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