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Fury Over Couple's Website Vote on Whether They Should Keep or Abort Their Unborn Child

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DailyMail: A married couple has sparked fury by setting up a website to let the public vote on whether or not they should have an abortion.

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Pete and Alisha Arnold, both 30, say they launched www.birthornot.com because they are unsure if they want to be parents.

They believe the controversial poll so the public could 'make a difference in the real world'.

The couple, from Minneapolis, have uploaded regular scan images of the foetus, which is a perfectly-healthy boy they have nicknamed 'Wiggles'.

The subject matter is so provocative that some are questioning whether the site has been set up deliberately to upset anti-abortionists.

However, the couple strenuously deny this.

Alisha is now 17 weeks pregnant and web users have until December 7 to cast their vote - just two days before the 20-week cut-off line for a state-legal abortion.

Mary Spaulding Balch, director of state legislation for National Right to Life, said: 'This is shocking.The first thing that came to my mind when I heard of this was the Roman Colosseum when the mob picked who lived and who died.

'They are talking about a baby that is 17 weeks old, it has a beating heart, its brain is working and nerve endings throughout its body.

'By 20 weeks when the vote is up it will be developed enough to feel excruciating pain. What they are doing is beyond comprehension'.

Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Chicago-based Pro-life action league, said: 'I am horrified at the depths to which they have sunk and their failure to comprehend the dignity and value of human life.

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8 comments so far | Post a comment now
Jilly November 19, 2010, 7:21 AM

THIS IS GROSS!! Dispicable human beings! I am pro-choice, but this is sick! If you are not sure, use protection…if you have an oops, decide immediately what to do and do it privately!! This public display and use of a poll to make a decision shows a horrific lack of respect for the human life, I shudder to think how they would treat the child if he is born! If they think and feel so little for this unborn child, how will they handle the infant once he arrives? Sick, sick, sick!
It makes me very angry and although I know this is wrong….let them suffer them same lack of respect they have shown that poor fetus!

Jilly November 19, 2010, 7:21 AM

THIS IS GROSS!! Dispicable human beings! I am pro-choice, but this is sick! If you are not sure, use protection…if you have an oops, decide immediately what to do and do it privately!! This public display and use of a poll to make a decision shows a horrific lack of respect for the human life, I shudder to think how they would treat the child if he is born! If they think and feel so little for this unborn child, how will they handle the infant once he arrives? Sick, sick, sick!
It makes me very angry and although I know this is wrong….let them suffer them same lack of respect they have shown that poor fetus!

Tiffiny November 19, 2010, 9:26 AM

They should be ashamed of themselves. If they’re not ready to have a baby, put him up for adoption so someone who is will give him the life he deserves. If you don’t want a baby, get sterilized!

Tiffiny November 19, 2010, 9:27 AM

They should be ashamed of themselves. If they’re not ready to have a baby, put him up for adoption so someone who is will give him the life he deserves. If you don’t want a baby, get sterilized!

Katie November 19, 2010, 12:59 PM

It seems like they are making a game out of this baby’s life. Disgusting!!!! If they end up keeping him and get to hold him, they will regret this for the rest of their lives. Please just allow another couple to adopt him. One who will love him and KNOW that he is precious!

Anonymous November 19, 2010, 1:00 PM

It seems like they are making a game out of this baby’s life. Disgusting!!!! If they end up keeping him and get to hold him, they will regret this for the rest of their lives. Please just allow another couple to adopt him. One who will love him and KNOW that he is precious!

Anonymous November 19, 2010, 1:00 PM

It seems like they are making a game out of this baby’s life. Disgusting!!!! If they end up keeping him and get to hold him, they will regret this for the rest of their lives. Please just allow another couple to adopt him. One who will love him and KNOW that he is precious!

Anonymous November 19, 2010, 2:19 PM

And everyone who goes on their site, writes an article, etc. is giving them exactly what they want ATTENTION.


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