GoFundMe Explains Why it Shut Down Woman’s Fundraiser for Her Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 9, 2014   |   3:30PM   |   Washington, DC

LifeNews.com broke the story last week about a woman who was using the crowdfunding web site GoFundMe to raise money for her abortion. Now, more information has surfaced as to why the web site put the kibosh on the fundraiser.

People around the world use the GoFundMe web site and it’s normally a place for heartwarming campaigns to help people who have adverse medical conditions, who have been in accidents or who are raising money for other people in need or good causes. But one woman is using it to raise funds for her abortion.bailey

Bailey’s Abortion Fund had already raised $1,654 of $2,500 by 106 people over last two days who want to give her their hard-earned cash to pay to kill her baby in an abortion. That was until GoFundMe shut down the fundraiser.

Here’s what GoFundMe told Bailey:

In an email obtained by The Daily Dot, GoFundMe told Bailey — whose last name is unknown — that her fundraiser, titled “Stop Bailey From Breeding Fund,” contained material the company would “rather not be associated with.”

“We’re sorry to inform you that after careful review, GoFundMe has determined that your campaign is not appropriate for our site,” an email from the website to Bailey said. “Accordingly, your GoFundMe account has been removed and your campaign is no longer visible on GoFundMe.”

According to The Daily Dot, Bailey was notified by a follow-up email hours later that the money she did raise would ultimately be forwarded to her. A friend of the woman said she is scheduled to carry out her abortion this week.

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With the projected cost of the abortion well over the typical $450-$500 price for an early term abortion, it’s obvious that Bailey and her boyfriend were raising funds to take the life of their child in a late abortion near viability. The couple said they are raising funds for the abortion because insurance will not cover it.

“Bailey needs an abortion,” the page claimed in a post. “Some of you know and love her. Some of you probably wish you could be her. She is the most important person in my entire life, and even though I didn’t help create the fetus inside of her, we need to get rid of it, because this affects me just as much as it does her.”

“Bailey is currently unemployed, completely broke, in debt, and in no position to hold down a job due to severe symptoms of a rough, unplanned and unexpected pregnancy,” the page continued. “Aside from having no desire to raise a child, she is economically unstable and can barely afford to support herself, which means having enough money to pay rent, smoke cigarettes, drink rockstar, support her friends in prison, and if she’s really busted her ass, maybe go to a show or two.”

Was the campaign real? Apparently so. Bailey recently spoke with Vice about it, where she says she is 19 weeks along.

“I’m hoping people will [donate], but it’s also totally fine if people don’t. I know if I saw something like this I’d be like, I want to help this person to make sure they live the life they want to live. It’s more time-sensitive than some of the other things that you see,” she said. “It’s scary. It’s a surgery. In Illinois it’s a two-day surgery. And it’s painful, like any surgery is going to be. It’s just an absolutely necessary thing, so I’m more nervous about running out of time than any pain.”