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A pregnant woman who says she plans on having an abortion has launched a website giving the public a chance to stop the procedure if $1 million can be raised starting next week.
The woman, who is not giving her name or location, launched a website challenging the public to donate the staggering amount of money starting July 7 on this website. “I will accept donations for 72 hours, the same amount of time this state currently requires a woman to wait after a consultation with a doctor until she can have an abortion,” she wrote.
If one million dollars is raised in those 72 hours then I’ll have the baby, give it up for adoption and every cent of that one million dollars will be put in a trust fund for the child, which he or she will have access to when they turn 21.
The woman adds that she will refund any donation received if she does not meet her goal, and will have an abortion on July 10. “Mathematically this means that every one of the 157 million Americans that identify as pro-life needs to donate less than one cent to stop this abortion,” she wrote, before going on a diatribe about the religious right and the pro-life movement while promising to remain anonymous.
The pro-life movement cares very little about saving lives and far more about controlling women by minimizing their choices in a wide variety of ways not the least of which is readily available reproductive health care.
I will do my best to remain anonymous in this process as what I aim to prove has nothing to do with me personally. I hope to give the American public a concrete example that the conservative right in America doesn’t actually care about the life of a child, they care about controlling the lives and choices of women. We have to acknowledge this and we have to stop it.
h/t: Opposing Views
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