The ongoing abortion debate has fueled a new video from MRC.org’s intrepid Dan Joseph. Using the pseudonym “Carlos Danger,” Mr. Joseph took his camera to the campus of George Mason University in Washington DC and asked random students if they would sign a petition to legalize abortion in the 4th trimester (or AFTER the baby was born).
You might think that college students, a group that typically lives their lives based on a trimester calendar system, might figure out that this was a bogus petition or that “aborting” a 4th trimester baby would mean murdering a child after it had been born. But many of them were fooled by the question.
It should also be noted that, as with all petitions, some people will just sign anything to appease the petitioner. Joseph also asked people to sign the petition in a very humorous, yet also deceptive, way by misrepresenting himself as an abortion supporter. But it’s still a really fun video to watch.
TheBlaze also contacted Dan Joseph for more details about the video. We wanted to know:
- How many people actually signed the petition? – 14
- Did anyone catch on to the fact that a typical pregnancy is only three trimesters. – 3
Watch “Mr. Danger” in action here:
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