Mom Asks Public to Weigh in on Aborting Child

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Although Alisha Arnold is already four months pregnant, she and her husband say they may terminate the pregnancy. They're asking people to vote online whether they should keep or abort their child.

"We really wanted to let people voice their opinions," Alicia said.

The Apple Valley, Minn., couple has set Dec. 7 as their deadline to decide the fate of their child, whose tiny body they have already seen photographed on an ultrasound picture.

"When I see the photos I do connect. I think it's kind of natural as an expecting mother to feel emotion toward your unborn child," Alisha said.

They parents said that regardless of the online tally, the decision is ultimately theirs.

"We are taking everyone's vote into consideration. In the end, you know, like the president, we reserve veto power," Alisha said.

Planned Parenthood has not commented on this case, but one anti-abortion group is speaking out.

"If the baby is allowed to be born, the situation of his life will be always knowing his mom put him up for a vote," said Scott Fishbach, executive director for Minn. Citizens Concerned for Life.

The couple said the pain of two previous miscarriages is what led them to consider aborting this child.

*Originally published on Nov. 19, 2010.

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