Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Saving" Bristol Palin?

This is sick.

Saving Bristol

Basically, this guy (Doug Stanhope, real name?)is attempting to raise $25,000 "so that [Bristol Palin] can abort [her] child and move out of that draconian home."

My favorite part of the page is where he tells us how excited he is to have been the father of an aborted child. "I was once in a similar situation where I'd accidentally impregnated a girl and she had to make that same fateful decision that now faces you... We made the right choice and rather than end up bitter rivals in court battles over custody or support, we are great friends who high-five over our decision and have all the free time and disposable income that young mothers never know."

I'm aware that this is likely someone's poor attempt at a joke, but that crosses the line, even to a pro-choicer such as myself. An abortion is not something that you turn into an internet phenom or that you "high five" over. The decision to have an abortion should never be taken lightly, and it is attitudes such as this that push people even further to the right of this issue.

I'm glad to see that the potential father was able to effectively remove himself from such a situation, but I doubt this pinhead has any clue what kind of a toll the abortion may have had mentally on the mother. Nor do I think he cares too much, so long as he has his money.

2 comments:

Roch101 said...

Doug Stanhope is a comedian. I agree, truly bad taste and I don't find it funny, but it's a put on.

Editor said...

I guess again, there are no lines anymore . . . anything goes. Sad.