A pregnant woman has created a controversial website calling on pro-life advocates to pay $1 million to save the life of her unborn baby.
The unidentified woman, who is seven weeks pregnant, says she will accept donations for 72 hours, which is how long women are required to wait for an abortion in some US states.
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If the target isn’t reached, the 26-year-old will go ahead with a scheduled abortion on July 10.
The pro-choice advocate says she wants to draw attention to the “extremely restrictive” abortion laws that exist in the US state where she lives.
“If one million dollars is raised in those 72 hours then I'll have the baby, give it up for adoption and every cent of that one million dollars will be put in a trust fund for the child,” she writes.
“Mathematically this means that every one of the 157 million Americans that identify as pro-life needs to donate less than one cent to stop this abortion.”
The university student says the pro-life movement cares more about controlling women than it does about saving the lives of unborn children.
“The backward direction this country is headed in terms of its treatment of women I feel is due in large part to the influence of the religious right disguised as the pro-life movement,” she writes.
“I hope to give the American public a concrete example that the conservative right in America doesn't actually care about the life of a child, they care about controlling the lives and choices of women.”
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