Thursday, June 28, 2007

Either they raise $50,000, or she aborts the baby.

(tip from jen nyc)
Yep. That's the gist of it.
"It comes down to this. If we can't raise the $50,000 in the next 3 months, we'll have to choose abortion."
So far, this anonymous couple has received $12,500. There're 80 days left.
"Please don't mis-understand (sic), it's not that we _want_ to abort the baby. Although neither of us is particularly pro-life, we don't want to have to have an abortion.
"We've crunched some numbers, and we believe that, to really set ourselves up in a good environemnt (sic) 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 seems so earnestly real, I'm inclined to think it's hoax. What do you think?
helpmybabylive.com
update: if you click on "make a donation," you land on a paypal page with the message: "The recipient is currently unable to receive money."
*UPDATE*: site is a scam. Gawker's got the info.
previously in humans are fucked up:
1. I hate kids.
2. I also hate parents.
3. It's your regular Friday Shriners update.
4. The bacon wristband winners...
related on Gawker: The Watchtower pamphlet—a review.

23 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Fuck that. If you can't afford to have kids, then keep your fucking legs closed. It's that simple.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Ruby Khan said...

"This recipient is currently unable to receive money."

In that case, I know this guy in Nigeria who needs my help to get some money he's owed.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Burbanked said...

I'll agree with "hoax" and a pretty revolting one at that. Or should we anticipate an anti-pro-life statement at the end along the lines of "Those do-gooders wouldn't even come up with the cash to save my babeeee!"

9:23 AM  
Blogger Middle Name: Stanley said...

Who wants to start a website to raise money to sterilize these people?

9:38 AM  
Blogger Tracer Bullet said...

My Bullshit Alarm (something similar to Spider Sense) is screaming. Even if they are on the level, lots of people have kids without $50,000 in the bank. Damn near everybody has kids without having $50,000 in the bank. My parents sent four kids to private school and college and never had more than $1.97 in savings at any one time. Screw these shameless pigfuckers. Let 'em get a D-and-C if they can't afford to raise the little crumbsnatcher.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Jetpacks said...

With 50K they're going to put a down on a house, get a car, pay medical bills, squirrrel some away for the kid's college, and "give us a little buffer while she's not working."

Obviously they haven't thought this through. Then again, they're panhandlers, not exactly known for smart life choices.

9:50 AM  
Blogger anna kate said...

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE AND HOPE FOR YOUR CHILD, MONEY COMES
SECONDARY!!! ROT IN HELL!!
YOU ARE PATHETIC, PATHETIC,
PATHETIC!!!!!!!
PS THIS CANNOT BE TRACED BACK TO ME AS I AM USING ANOTHER E-MAIL ACCOUNT.
YOU CANNOT STOP ME FROM SPREADING THE TRUTH YOU PLOTTERS!!!!!
IT IS A HOAX!!! A
HOAX!!!!
sincerely,
YOUR CLOSE FRIEND


Yes, but have you read the hate mail they've been sent? I especially like this one, how the sender took caps lock off so s/he could write 'sincerely' in a sincere way.

A HOAX!!!

10:01 AM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

People are just fucked up enough to try this though. As for money and kids? It's the American way. Have them and go broke. Worked for me.

If I waited to have kids until I could afford them, they’d never have been around to now give me the chest pains I experience daily.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Rick said...

Absolutely a hoax. How do they know the sex of the baby? If they do isn't it too far into term to have an abortion? They keep saying "she" to humanize her and make people feel guilty. This is disgusting.

10:31 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

rick, I think when the author (presumably, the husband) writes "she," "he's" referring to the mother-to-maybe-be.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Rick said...

Ah yes, unless they put that baby to work straight out of the womb it looks like my reading comprehension failed me again. Carry on.

10:43 AM  
Blogger New York Punk said...

You mean..."Yep. Thats the gist of it?" -hehe, typo!-

10:44 AM  
Anonymous archeress said...

Chris, you must be a real classy guy. Naturally assume that the responsibility and cost of becoming pregnant should be on the woman. "Just keep your legs closed" - proud tagline of men from South Dakota, Iran, Nigeria, etc.

10:46 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I hate you too NY Punk.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Pol Pot Pie said...

Uh Oh, it looks like I owe them $25,000!
Their terms state I shouldn't try to find out who they are with a penalty of 25 grand per infraction. I looked them up on whois.net (no info), but I guess I'm still liable.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Sorry, Archeress. I didn't mean it that way. They should both be sterilized with a hot fork if they are this reckless.

11:16 AM  
Blogger cate said...

calm down people. it's a hoax.

someone on gawker looked up the owner, and it comes out "matthew schiros"

this guy got himself marginally famous for once making a massively racist website. he's just looking to get mentioned on howard stern again. please ignore, and for god's sake don't give the brat some money.

for more info, see http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=13684

12:22 PM  
Blogger oldmetalmonster said...

Maybe it's Paris "giving back".

12:54 PM  
Blogger David said...

A back alley, a coat hanger, and a folding table:

Priceless.

For everything else, (like having the kid, paying for the rest of his life) there's mastercard.

Like MTLB roughly said - living off the promise of future earnings - the American way. Charge it.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Redoubt said...

Here it comes.... ((((GUILT))))

Now then, obey your guilt and PAY.

A fool and his/her money are soon parted.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Timaeus said...

THIS IS WHY THERE SHOULD BE BIRTHING LICENSES AND GENETIC/FINANCIAL SCREENINGS BEFORE PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO BREED!!!

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have an awful collection of aborted fetus pictures on that link now, just a warning.

I wonder if he had to give the $$ back? People can be so sick.

4:33 PM  

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