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OPINION - Pregnancy tests

by Chris Conley

NEWS BLOG (WSAU) You already know that Craigslist personal ads have been used by prostitutes to solicit business and by rapists to find victims. Craigslist is now the place to buy and sell positive pregnancy tests. While not illegal, it is immoral and cruel.

Pregnant woman apparently have turned this into a cottage industry. They can pee on as many test-sticks and the market will bear. The going rate is between $20 and $30, depending on whether it’s a cheap dollar-store test or an upscale ClearBlueEasy.

So why would someone want to buy a positive pregnancy test?  For no good reason.

In most cases, the women who buy them want to fake their own pregnancies to entrap their boyfriends. One ad suggests that this is a way to finally get him to pop the question. This is obviously manipulative, and is also a double-depravity since the woman must later lie about having a miscarriage. In other cases, the woman wants to extort her sex-partner into giving her money for an abortion she doesn’t need – where she pockets the money.

These Craigslist ads often say “I don’t care what you do with it.” The women who sell their pregnancy tests should care. They are making the world a much crueler place for the babies they are about to bring into it.

Chris Conley