A new kind of ad is making its way to popular advertising web site Craigslist: women selling positive pregnancy tests.
The women selling the tests are touting them as a way to pressure a boyfriend to propose or to prank Mom and Dad. But there is another more disgusting use that sellers are pushing: using them as a means to collect money from friends and family for an abortion and using the cash for a vacation or buying a high-dollar item.
From a report on the ads:
Pregnant women across the country have taken to Craigslist to sell positive pregnancy tests for about $25 a pop.
“I will provide you with 1(one) positive pregnancy test with NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Taken same day,” writes one woman from Florida. “It isn’t my business what you choose to use it for!”
Home pregnancy tests work by detecting the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin, which is only present in pregnant women’s urine.
Another woman in Toledo, Ohio, is asking for $10 plus the cost of the test. Like the Florida ad, this one promises not to ask questions.
“I will no [sic] take any responsibility for the test after it has been sold nor will I assume any obligations for the test after it has been sold,” the Toledo woman writes. “What you do with the test is your business. I do reserve the right no [sic] deny any requests.”