I used to think the potato salad Kickstarter was the worst use of crowdfunding ever.  Then I saw this piece over at Vice: Meet The Girl Who’s Crowdfunding Her Abortion.


Bailey is 23 years old and unemployed.  About four months ago, she got pregnant.  Now, she wants the internet to give her $2,500 to have a late-term abortion.

“We’re broke kids who really need to have this abortion, and you see crowdsourcing for all kinds of things,” Bailey told Vice. “You see it for things like, ‘Help me press this record!’ or ‘Help me pay my rent!’ We saw that Kickstarter that made a bunch of money for the potato salad thing. If people want to donate, they can, which is a lot easier than going and asking people,” she explained.

Although Bailey declined to tell Vice who the father of her baby is, she’s dating a guy named – wait for it – Lücifer Ryzing.  Bailey and Lücifer (I swear, you can’t make this stuff up) set up a GoFundMe page called the “Stop Bailey From Breeding Fund.”  The page has since been removed, but while it was up, it raised more than $1,600 from over 100 people willing to help Bailey kill her baby.

For some perspective on what a 20-week-abortion might entail, here, courtesy of Pampers.com, is a description of a preborn baby at 20 weeks of development:

Your baby is truly starting to experience the world around him, limited though it may be. His brain has been working overtime developing the nerve centers dedicated to his senses, and they're coming alive. He's more responsive to the changes in the world around him: your activity, sounds in the environment, and even the taste of the amniotic fluid.

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The description goes on to say that babies at this stage of development are about 8.5 inches long, weigh over half a pound, are beginning to grow hair, and may frequently get the hiccups.

And here’s a photo of a 20-week-old fetus, courtesy of WebMD:


This, apparently, is a thing to which people will donate: Ripping a nearly viable infant apart limb from limb inside its mother, simply because she’s “unemployed, broke and in debt.”  A baby, I might add, whose nervous system is so thoroughly developed it can taste amniotic fluid.  (Gee, what might that say about whether it can feel pain?)

You know what would be a better use of crowdfunding?  How about crowdfunding a baby shower?  You know, buy the baby diapers, help Bailey pay her rent?  Or how about crowdfunding adoption fees for a family who might love to take this baby and raise it as their own? 

Or heck, just go ahead and donate to the potato salad dude … because even that would be a better use of money than helping fund abortion.


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