Liberal Site Gets Schooled By Parents After Trying To Ruin Christmas
They didn't see that coming. Liberal Poller Five Thirty-Eight thought the day of Christmas was the best time to ask people about their abortion experience. The Libs were likely looking for pro-abortion stories but what they got was far better. Parents responded to their post, either explaining how grateful they were that they never had the abortion, or overwhelmed with grief that they had.
Five Thirty-Eight tweeted, “Do you have an abortion story? We want to hear from you,” with a link to an article on the site that included a form for users to answer questions.
The article explained: “Nearly 1 in 4 American women will have an abortion before the age of 45. But over the past decade, access to abortion in America has changed dramatically. There are fewer clinics and more restrictions. And now it seems likely that the Supreme Court will limit the right to abortion even further. As we document the impact of these shifts, we want to include the voices of people who have had abortions in the U.S.”
The article put out the disclaimer: “We know that this can be a sensitive topic, so none of your personal information will be published without your consent.”
It asked for people who “had an abortion and are willing to share [their] experiences.”
Some of the questions included:
"About how far along were you in your pregnancy when you had the abortion?"
“How did your decision to have an abortion affect your life?”
“Did you have to pay out of pocket for the abortion? If so, how affordable was it for you?”
Obviously, they're a data group so they asked basic questions as well, such as where the people lived... etc
But it wasn't just the ridiculous time of year that brought attention to the post, it's the responses they got from parents who made the right choice and kept their babies.
One user explained how he and a group of people changed a woman's mind Good Friday:
"On Good Friday years ago, about 30 of us carrying large crosses walked 7 times around an abortion clinic in Dallas. A young woman inside saw us, came out weeping, & chose to keep her baby. The abortion clinic went out of business 6 months later & we held a worship service there."
Another woman talked about her own abortion experience: “I found myself unexpectedly pregnant at the age of 22 in my last semester of college with my daughter. Her father and I decided to marry, and she is still the most unexpected blessing in our lives. I cannot imagine a world without her joyful presence.”
Do you have an abortion story? We want to hear from you. https://t.co/y6rFyFfnHt
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) December 25, 2021
I am glad this turned out this way and these parents could come forward and warn others away. But really Five Thirty-Eight should never have posted this on Christmas, to begin with.