I have read two articles this morning about Pete and Alisha Arnold, a Minnesota couple who have set up a website called birthornot.com, where they claim:
You can vote and choose whether we abort or keep our unborn child. For the first time, your vote on the topic of abortion can make a difference. Dec. 9th is the last day we could legally get an abortion in our state. This vote will remain open until 2 days prior to allow for the procedure if decided.
You can read more about their site on their About This Site page, in today's Daily Mail article, 'Should we have an abortion - you decide': U.S. couple set up website on whether they should keep unborn child' or in the Gawker article, Vote on Whether This Couple Gets an Abortion.
As for this poll, I want to know what you think about their poll. As Gawker put it, it's possibly one of three things:
* 1) It's is an idiotic prank. Pete and Alisha are intent on becoming famous any way they can, and they've hit on an outrageous way to get media coverage. But if this all was a prank, wouldn't they have gotten the word out before now? They've been blogging since September.
* 2) This is a pro-life stunt. Pete said he's a non-practicing Catholic, while Alisha is a Methodist. Although the Arnolds describe themselves as political independents with Libertarian leanings, Alisha likes Glenn Beck on Facebook, and a Google search turns up an old pro-Bush comment Pete made on CNN. (Pete said he voted for Bush in 2000, but not in 2004.) Could this site be a confused parable to illustrate the peril of putting an unborn baby's life in the hands of voters?
* 3) It's true. Pete and Alisha are actually going to choose to have an abortion based on an Internet poll.
What do you think? Is it for fame and the possibility of making- money, is it an anti-abortion stunt, or is it sincere?