So, Austin CBS affiliate (CBS42) did some investigating, and tracked down the moron who created the website helpmybabylive.com. That truly tasteless ploy to scam people out of money that I blogged about, a short while back.
As expected there was no young couple "with child", and no potential baby to be aborted if they didn't receive $50,000.00 by a certain date. It turns out some hapless 25 year old idiot decided it would be fun to create debate about the abortion issue, or so he says. And who might this cretin be? None other than Matthew Schiros, owner of InvisiHosting, the webhosting company that hosts helpmybabylive.com.
After initially denying having anything to do with the creation of the site, Schiros eventually caved in (that is, after the Austin P.D. paid him a visit) and admitted that:
“…it’s a joke” designed to “…further the national debate…” about abortion in America…” In other words, this is one man’s effort to push people’s emotional buttons and strike a chord of public reaction outrage that apparently is successful. Thousands of people have commented or responded to the site and its intention and web bloggers are in a cyber frenzy."
"Politically speaking he previously considered himself a “…conservative…” but now says his views lean more towards being an “anarchist…” He also claims to support, not oppose, legal abortion although he says he strongly disagrees with the Roe-v-Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision, calling it “…stupid….”
His helpmybabylive.com website is still up and running, but the sick puppy has replaced the original appeal with revolting photos of aborted fetuses, and a message that says:
LOOK AT WHAT YOU MADE ME DO
There was never a baby, you got fooled, no money was collected. 200,000 people got pranked. Suck it. tell us what you thought.
He claims that there was no money collected, but I would venture to say there was. I would hope that he takes that money and starts therapy, post-haste, because it's obvious he desperately needs it!