A Minneapolis couple has started a website Birthornot.com, where “you can vote and choose whether we abort or keep our unborn child.”
Pete and Alisha Arnold, both 30, live in the Minneapolis and have been married for 10 years. Since September, they’ve blogged about their expected child at birthornot.com, posting health updates about the mother and the fetus, and ultrasound pictures and video. However, the most controversial thing about the site would be the poll entitled: “Should We Give Birth or Have an Abortion?”
The poll will influence their decision heavily, the couple said, but it won’t be binding.
“It’s kind of like Congress. They might vote for something, but the president has the final veto. If it’s overwhelming one way or the other, that will carry a lot more weight.”
According to the couple, they’ve been unsure about whether they’re ready to be parents and have concluded that the best way to proceed is to ask random people on the Internet if they should have the child.
Some people have claimed that this has to be some sort of prank, but the Arnold’s have insisted this is not for publicity or a prank.
“No, it’s not. We are taking this very seriously,” Pete replied. We then asked if this was some sort of convoluted pro-life stunt. Alisha laughed. “It’s definitely not a pro-life campaign,” she said. “I believe in a woman’s right to choose.”
Alisha said that her prior two pregnancies ended in two miscarriages in the past year and a half. Since then the couple has launched birthornot.com, to give the public the deciding factor on keeping the baby or not.
Check the video below of the Arnold’s latest ultrasound