Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Internets

I like my internet, thank Gore. But sometimes I have to wonder if it's worth it. There is a website now (I won't link it) that is raising money to not have an abortion.

It comes down to this. If we can't raise the $50,000 in the next 3 months, we'll have to choose abortion. We don't like it, and we don't like the nature of our appeal, but it is what it is. We're asking you to donate money to us using the link to your left. [not on this page] Anything you can give would be appreciated.

Understand that you are giving the money to us, with no obligation on our part.
How wrong can something be? This is the National Lampoon's “If you don’t buy this magazine we’ll shoot this dog” cover, except, this appears to be real. Never mind that this couple can get help at any Catholic church. Never mind that adoption is an option. Never mind that we don't know there really is a pregnancy, or that they won't have an abortion regardless of how much money they raise. And never mind that if donations could save this baby, it would be raised by two people who love it less that the strangers who made it's birth possible.

No, I won't give the link because this has to be a scam. Real people can't be this soulless. If the website has any value, it is as a reminder to send a donation to the local pregnancy help center.
***Update: Option Line - 24 hour Pregnancy Hotline
Find a pregnancy help center near you. Donate.