by Paula Neal Mooney
HelpMyBabyLive.com -- it's a site I learned about today from a fellow writer.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 Update: I'm getting so much feedback about HelpMyBabyLive.com and virtual proof that it's a scam, thought I'd update this post.
Snopes has great insight into HelpMyBabyLive.com's fake hate email received.
The also have a cache of the blog page they claim is from the HelpMyBabyLive.com site creator, which is good, because the original supposed HelpMyBabyLive.com site creator's entry seems gone.
Pro-life or pro-choice, I know there are probably better ways to go about "transferring wealth from the wicked to the righteous," and whatever the intention, this probably ain't the right way.
C'est la vie...pro la vie, that is.
The HelpMyBabyLive.com owners claim to be a young couple that's pregnant and threatening to abort their baby if they don't get $50,000 from online donations in 83 days, as of this writing.
The HelpMyBabyLive.com site creators have used InvisiHosting, so you can't tell who they are to really know if this is legit.
And a "Who is?" search on the domain name owners of HelpMyBabyLive.com turned up little info.
Of course, reading the whole "Help My Baby Live, Please" thing smacks of a scam -- but their current donations are reportedly up to $10,200 -- no doubt from empathetic givers who are hoping to save the life of a child, on the off-chance that HelpMyBabyLive.com isn't a scam.
If HelpMyBabyLive.com is a scam, the site creators will get their just desserts soon enough.
But what if it isn't?
There are other ways for expectant couples to get help -- yet maybe this drastic measure will get fast results.
Ah...true or not HelpMyBabyLive.com just seems sad, sad, sad.
Many of you know my abortion stance. And I though I support needy children already here thru places like Christian Children's Fund and the pro-bono writing I do for Sisters in Service, admittedly I need to do more for children on the other side of the birth canal.
But reading the rhetoric on HelpMyBabyLive.com doesn't seem like the real deal.
At least the kind souls who actually gave something probably did so out of the purity of their own hearts, and they will be blessed beyond measure -- despite where the money goes.
What do you all think?
Would you give to HelpMyBabyLive.com?