There’s been a lot of write ups about this recently and a lot of digging into Pete Arnold’s past. He’s worked for or been quoted in several conservative organizations that have a very pro-life stance. In July of 2006 he edited the dKosopedia – a political encyclopedia online – “pro-choice” entry to read:
The term “pro-choice” is used by men and women who support a woman’s right to kill an unborn child. The term means that a woman has the right to determine whether or not she will be pregnant by killing a baby that has already been conceived. Also Referred to as Pro Abortion.
I’m calling shenanigans. They may be a real couple with a real pregnancy, but he’s not the pro-choice libertarian he says he is. I think the poll is a stunt to paint pro-choicers as bloodthirsty. I also think a lot of the abortion votes are not so much from people who are pro-choice as they are from people who are trying to skew the poll on purpose. Sort of like when Facebook campaigns to vote for Sanjaya - they aren't trying to "win" so much as they are trying to illustrate that the idea of having a poll is ridiculous. I'm not saying that's a great strategy, but I think that's part of what happened.