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Comic Starts 'Bristol Palin Abortion Fund'

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Controversial standup comic Doug Stanhope has started a website called "Saving Bristol" devoting his talent and $25,000 of his own money to "saving Bristol Palin" from her own pregnancy:
These are not empty words. I, Doug Stanhope, am offering you, Bristol Palin, the sum of 25,000 dollars so that you can abort your child and move out of that draconian home. I have also set up a PayPal link so that others around the world can help increase this amount to ease the burden of starting out on your own at such an early age.
Stanhope goes on to say that, should Bristol be unable to accept, the money will still be put to use:
Even if you cannot take my offer, I will still use my money or money donated through this page to pay for at least one abortion for a disadvantaged teenage girl each year for the rest of my life in the name of your mother. And in my will, I shall have a good portion of my estate turned into the Sarah J Palin Abortion Fund that will help girls from all walks of life from destroying their lives and our natural resources by having children.
Save your outrage for some other target, because Stanhope trades in the outrageous. There's nowhere for you to complain to get him in trouble. In fact, such complaints would probably help him get more bookings, not fewer.

Instead, try reading the whole thing and gleaning the yet-unspoken absurdity of the notion that Bristol Palin has any choice. Think about a world where your daughter has no choice, and not a fraction of the resources available to the Palins.
Tommy Christopher co-hosts "Unusable Signal",on BlogTalkRadio, every Tues and Thurs at 9pm, Wed, Fri, and Sat at 11pm. (Eastern) Click here for the Unusable Signal homepage.

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