Hetero Fetus Held Hostage
posted by June 28 at 11:02 AMon
This is wrong.
As happens to many young couples, my girlfriend and I have found ourselves confronted with a decision to make about having a child, and we’re not sure what to do. There are many options available to us, and a difficult evaluation of the responsibilities and obligations, as well as the joys, that come with raising a child.
Our two real options are either having and raising the child, or aborting. While we’d like to think that adoption is a viable option for us, my girlfriend doesn’t believe that she’d be able to give up a child after giving birth to it, and that’s not something I’m going to pressure us into doing….
Right now, we just can’t afford it, which is why we’re here, on this site. We’ve crunched some numbers, and we believe that, to really set ourselves up in a good environemnt for the baby, we need $50,000. That’ll give us the down payment on a decent house, get us a car that runs reliably, allow us to save away a little for the baby’s college fund, cover any medical bills (she’s uninsured), and give us a little buffer while she’s not working.
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. Anything you can give would be appreciated.
The couple wishes to remain anonymous, so there’s no info about them on the website, no way to verify if they’re for real, or if there are even two of them, or if anyone is actually pregnant. They’ve raised $12,500 so far and the site says there’s 79 days left to go.
They’ve posted a bunch of the letters they’ve received. It’s interesting reading.
Says Slog tipper Matt:
It’s either a genious but evil scam, or a totally fucked up couple. Either way, it’s great. Kinda.