Claim: A girl is going to have an abortion unless 500
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2000]
Hey everyone…..one of my friends is pregnant and her boyfriend won’t let her have the baby, I already told him and her it is wrong to have an abortion because you should not kill a live human being. Then I said if I get
If you are the 500th person please send this back to Cutiegirl152@hotmail.com Thanx.
Origins: This unusual petition began circulating on the Internet in September 2000. It’s hard to know what to make of such a thing; it looks like a hoax, but there’s no way to definitively prove that
because no checkable data is included that one could use substantiate or disprove any part of it. The pregnant girl’s name is not given, neither is that of her controlling boyfriend who we’re told “won’t let her have the baby,” and no indication is given as to where these people might live. As for whoever kicked off this mailing, firstname.lastname@example.org, we’re never even let in on the originator’s name.
If this ever was on the up-and-up (and momma warned me against being that gullible), it certainly isn’t now —
As to why this particular petition has proved as popular as it has (versions tailed by hundreds of
Barbara “motive power” Mikkelson
Last updated: 15 December 2007