One-Hour Abortion Clinic Opens In Second Life Mall

by Alphaville Herald on 11/08/08 at 11:00 pm

Mall cop says Minerva Linden deleted prim fetus after pro-life group abuse reports –
W-Hat Goons’ Whatview Valley Mall also features Apple Store, Rei’s Rocks, Invisible Prim store

by Pixeleen Mistral, National Affairs desk

teens welcome

Shoppers in WHAT sim will be pleased to learn that the conveniently located Whatview Valley Mall claims to have Second Life’s first and only prim baby abortion clinic. Teens are welcome, and prices start at L$1999, with souvenir photographs available for L$500. A number of virtual world business analysts are now touting this development as a business opportunity with strong growth prospects, given the prevalence of unprotected cybersex in SL, and recession-proof demand for convenient prim baby termination services.

However, there are still challenges for the virtual abortion industry. According to Whatview Valley mall cop Zac Wilcke, there has been some trouble at the abortion clinic recently due to pro-life Second Life residents – leading to abuse reports and and a visit from game god Minerva Linden who apparently deleted the fetus from an in-progress partial birth abortion.

Investors in the clinic were relieved to note that Minerva Linden left in place the shopvac and blood spraying from one of the customers being serviced, sending a clear message about Linden Lab’s “Community Standards” enforcement – and also establishing a precedent that allows for at least some sorts of avatar abortions, although not those held to be illegal in the United States. The US Supreme court recently upheld a law banning the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, so Linden Lab may be seen as simply complying with the law of the land – and helping bring Second Life even closer to real life.

shopvac and blood spray

Despite the near-term cloud over virtual late-term abortions, the legality of other prim baby abortions in Second Life seems assured, and the prospects for the virtual abortion business look good, despite some misgivings expressed by Whatview Valley mall security in a recent interview:

Zac Wilcke: don’t publish any pics of that clinic please – it doesn’t need any more publicity
Rei Hax: Zac, she’s working for the hearld, she goes on her own rules. She’s a bad ass publisher
Zac Wilcke: I’m just making a request, jackass
Rei Hax: No I know, I was trying to be funny, I’ll stop

at the clinic

Pixeleen Mistral: has it already gotten some publicity?
Zac Wilcke: yes
Zac Wilcke: that’s why minerva linden was here deleting parts of it

Pixeleen Mistral: but this is W-Hat’s sim
Zac Wilcke: that didn’t seem to matter in loksr and kyro’s case
Zac Wilcke: sammy grigges teleported a bunch of pro lifers here
Zac Wilcke: and they all ARed it for sure

Pixeleen Mistral: hmmmmm
Rei Hax: Those people are so stupid. Thats not what the AR is for
Blues Stilman: Let’s just cruise in our awesome car and forget about e-politics

prim baby abortions – rates start at L$1999

Pixeleen Mistral: you could say you are making a political statement – I think you are actually
Zac Wilcke: no not really
Rei Hax: Pretty sure they aren’t Pixel
Zac Wilcke: it’s just meant to horrify people
CickMy Lunt: its just hilarious how outraged people get over it
Belt_Man: That’ll get quoted in the Herald Zac, just you wait
Zac Wilcke: but if a lot of people become horrified by it including lindens – then we have problems
Kyyp Fredrickson: Mostly it was built for the same reason everything else is built around here

Pixeleen Mistral: some art is supposed to be horrifying
Pixeleen Mistral: that is why we have art – to think about that sort of thing
Rei Hax: Yeah but they don’t get that Pixel

Wilson Mimulus: Well with all the virtual sex places in SL, we needed a virtual abortion clinic
Zac Wilcke: wilson stop scaring the patients
Wilson Mimulus: Nobody ever uses condoms here
Zac Wilcke: but don made one that was giving birth to fetuses
Zac Wilcke: aborted ones
Zac Wilcke: and she deleted that

Apple store

In related news, an Apple Store has opened in Whatview Valley Mall, featuring “personal Pascal” and state-of-the art Apple II computers. Mall anchor tenant, Rei’s Rocks has also received a new shipment of granite, and savvy shoppers will want to stock up soon, and a Scientology storefront is also now open.

rock shop

While using an abortion clinic as a mall anchor tenant is a new marketing concept, Second Life may be the perfect place to seek feedback on this approach, and analysts suggest that if the concept takes off in the virtual realm, it could carry over to real life.

clean restrooms for men, women, and furries

mall rats will feel right at home

41 Responses to “One-Hour Abortion Clinic Opens In Second Life Mall”

  1. Doubledown Tandino

    Aug 11th, 2008

    I’m opening the same sort of business. It’s called, a dumpster.

    For $500L you can throw your babies in there, and basically anything else you don’t want. For $250L I’ll show you how to open your inventory, highlight, and press the delete key.

  2. ichabod Antfarm

    Aug 12th, 2008

    No, Urizenus, you’re doing it wrong. It’s publish OR perish.

  3. Angel

    Aug 12th, 2008

    What… no woodchipper?

  4. Prokofy Neva

    Aug 12th, 2008

    Please be sure to remove my name from the Herald masthead.

    I don’t wish to have even a tenuous historical relationship with this rag. It’s beyond hope.

    I don’t wish to have my name associated in any way with this type of cynical and inhuman coverage of the depravity of Second Life.

  5. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Aug 12th, 2008

    I see W-Hat is now going through what Woodbury went through in the months before it was taken down by LL – People coming into the sim with no intention other than to find something they can pretend to be offended by and abuse report it.

    It’s nothing short of ‘sad’ that LL would go in and delete such things from a private island sim.

    That said, I saw the prim baby abortion clinic and many of the other humours ‘stores’ set up there on one of my recent, sporadic visits to the sim about a week or two ago, and I’d just like to tell the goons that I think this was one of their better builds – I had many laughs checking the place out.

  6. Pirate R

    Aug 12th, 2008

    It’s nice you boys have something to do while you wait for your voices to change.

  7. General Drama

    Aug 12th, 2008

    Angel, they save the woodchipper for furry fetuses.

  8. Prokofy Neva

    Aug 12th, 2008

    Thats not me. I’m the real Prokofy Neva.

    To paraphrase Joseph Stalin, a single abortion is a tragedy, a million abortions is a statistic….

    As an ardent Obama supporter, I of course support easy, free, and unobstructed access to abortion clinics for all poor inner city youths who might otherwise be continuing their race. You can’t push a chad on a ballot with both hands full of welfare babies.

    Reproduction and welfare checks are the opiate of the masses. Unchecked reproduction of the poor is the primary means by which the Leninist Conspiracy continues to entrap disenfranchised minorities in the poverty they need to form a new proletariat class for a socialist revolution.

    Its obvious that now that IntLibber has funded the goons sim, rather than letting them fade into irrelevance, that he now controls all of the major goon groups. What w-hat and woodbury goons deem ‘art’ and ‘education’ are to the rest of us unacceptable expressions that offend our sensibilities and well earned sense of victimhood.

    Woodbury now has three sims and it appears is actually funded by Woodbury University. I guess as Stalin said, “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. . . . Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas? ”

    This is why I, like Obama, am vehemently anti-gun, pro-abortion, and against any ideas or speech which offends me.

    The Linden Lab Terms of Service clearly comes down on the side of Stalin and myself. Nobody should allowed to have ideas that offend a broad coalition of furries, diaperfurs, ageplayers, slavery promoters, pedophiles, zoophiles, and aging hippie liberals.

  9. Rabid Barkley

    Aug 12th, 2008

    My store needs more stuff, maybe a shrine to Bernie Mac

  10. lulzy

    Aug 12th, 2008

    EPIC WIN !

  11. Bennie

    Aug 12th, 2008

    Prok, dont worry, I hardly think the pedo’s are offended by this store. They built it.

    And what kind of discrimination is that? No seperate restrooms for male and female furries? And no restrooms for merfolk or neko’s either? Thats ridiculous! I’m offended, I’m going to AR the whole lot!

    The whole sim!

    What am I saying, I’ll AR EVERYONE on SL!!!


  12. Crunk Munster

    Aug 12th, 2008

    I just like to say that I too have a store called “Crazy Crunks: Invisible Goods & Doohickies!”. I want a lawyer right now! How dare someone rip off my ideas and profit from them! I am outraged! I am irate! I am angry! I am very very very mad right now. What the hell?

    Also, although I think the Mall build is awesome in every way imaginable. I still have love in my heart for “Crunk Camden”.

    Here’s a long ass video I did during that build, featuring the comic antics of SL’s elite artist, JJ “Baby Eater” Eel.

  13. Pigeon Linden

    Aug 12th, 2008

    btw: Mia Linden is Misty Rhodes

  14. JimBean

    Aug 12th, 2008

    Go back to Lively, Pix. They don’t hate you there yet.

  15. whatever

    Aug 13th, 2008

    Absolutely Disgusting. SL has sunk to a new all time low

  16. Jessica Holyoke

    Aug 13th, 2008

    So dulcett and eating people is ok, abortions are not? *This* is the new low?

    Yes, it is such a *horrible* day when the Herald doesn’t report on the approved advertisments or the corporate announcements.

    But it is interesting and important to write that the Lindens are *DELETING CONTENT* that is on a *PRIVATE ISLAND*.

  17. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Aug 14th, 2008

    Thanks, Jessica. I thought for a moment that I was the only one who cared less about the nature of the content and more about the fact that it was deleted.

    It’s a shame Pix covered it from the wrong angle, focusing more on the black humour than the actual implications for SL’s artists.

  18. Reality

    Aug 14th, 2008

    Jess – Dearie?

    If the Island is open to the Public then guess what? It is not “Private”.

    Furthermore Linden Lab owns the service and thus – like AOL, MSN and all other providers – they get the final say in all matters pertaining to content on their systems: Period.

    Don’t like it?


  19. Jessica Holyoke

    Aug 14th, 2008

    I forgot about Reality. Hi Reality!!!

    Looking back over the terms of service, it does say that Linden Lab can delete any of your content for any reason, even though it also says that Linden Lab can’t control that content.

    Apparently this is the “Broadly Offensive” content we have been talking about,but the first documentation of action being taken by Linden Lab to my knowledge.

    Of course, Reality, what you are forgetting is that this is the exact same free speech arguments over corporate controlled media that people have been making for years. The argument, make your own Second Life, don’t hold as much weight. (Well, maybe with Open Sim, but its not quite there yet.)

  20. General Drama

    Aug 14th, 2008

    While I agree it is their system, under federal law a public network is a ‘public accomodation’ just like any Denny’s or McDonalds. If the service provided is “user created content”, then if they are going to impose limitations against “broadly offensive” content, they should be required to define publicly what they consider broadly offensive and PROVE that that content is actually considered offensive by a majority of the population (as well as why they dont consider content the majority does find offensive they do not delete…. like incestuous beastial ageplaying diaperfurry….. etc.

  21. GreenLantern Excelsior

    Aug 15th, 2008

    * shudder *

    So, uh, how about those Merczateers, eh?

  22. Reality

    Aug 15th, 2008

    Drama Dearie? Have you ever tried reading the terms of service and community standards for service providers like America Online, MSN, Yahoo – you know, the big guys?

    try it some time – their criteria is just as vague. There is currently no requirement for any sort of list and currently there are no Federal Laws protecting any form of expression within these services.

    They are owned by private companies. The companies get to control the content in the end.

    That is the way it is – no use crying about it.

  23. Eli Schlegal

    Aug 16th, 2008

    I’m the first one to think primmies are bogus and funny… but what kind of sick f*%# thinks something like this is funny?

  24. Lily

    Aug 16th, 2008

    I know SL can be extremely real for some people, but who really thinks this is a good idea? Abortion is not something to joke about. Neither are the primmies people have and then leave under benches at weddings because they want to dance. But seriously… this is NOT REAL! Want to avoid an SL pregnancy? DON’T BUY THE PRIM BABY!!
    Free speech is one thing, this, well… this is just disgusting.

  25. mootykips

    Aug 16th, 2008

    they need to do way instain mother> who kill thier babbys. becuse these babby cant frigth back?

  26. Nikola Shirakawa

    Aug 16th, 2008

    It never ceases to amaze me how freedom of speech seems to no longer apply once someone gets a little offended.

    I say thank God there are spectacles like this. Disgusting and repulsing as it may be, it serves to create discourse and debate on important topics such as freedom of expression, and the topic of abortion itself. The fact is, tasteless black humor aside, it is a rather accurate look at the real life procedure, and like any video on the subject, only helps to illustrate the subject in a way simple discussion simply cannot.

    I find it rather hard to believe pro-life people would take issue with this sort of subject material, as many of the pro-life groups tend to distribute even more graphic images, for the simple reason that seeing something like this is the only way to really have sort of insight on the subject.

    I personally find it repulsive and disgusting, and rest assured I shan’t be teleporting within a dozen sims of the site, but I applaud the efforts of those involved. I find myself worrying more about the rest of you who abuse your freedom of expression to try to revoke that same right for others simply because you don’t agree with their viewpoint. I mean if this was a quick spawn setter that started popping up in all the sandboxes, that would be one thing. But as it is, this is something you have to go out of your way to find. And when you and a few of your friends have nothing better to do than land in someone else’s backyard just to AR-Flashmob the hell out of them just to silence them, you’ve got a lot more problems to worry about than some disagreeable art.

  27. Kyro Kilian

    Aug 16th, 2008

    If you want to pamper a baby bear and then take his diaper off and have a ball that’s not offensive at all!

    But an abortion clinic dear me get the Lindens on the horn!

  28. Reality

    Aug 16th, 2008

    Nikola, freedom of speech and expression does not exist when you use a service owned by a private company.

    Deal with it.

  29. Nikola Shirakawa

    Aug 17th, 2008

    I didn’t say Linden Labs was in the wrong for clamping down. That is their right. I was referring to hypocritical residents. You know what the truth of this is?

    Linden Lab could care less. They are badly understaffed, and by the nature of the beast, there is simply no way they can deal with every possible complaint someone might have. The reason they cracked down here, and at similar situations recently is because of resident mobs deciding they have the right to judge who should and should not get freedom of expression.

    These mobs are by far not acting as any true voice of reason or consensus, but are simply gaming the system. The fact is single filed abuse reports are very unlikely to achieve any constructive result, due to the simple fact that the governance team is too small, and has too little time to investigate each claim. 1 abuse report will be ignored, but you get some friends, send in five, ten, twenty abuse reports. That bumps up the priority just a bit. This technique has been known to prominent antigriefing groups for some time, and is starting to become more widely known by other groups. What I see going on here are a few former victims, like the furries mentioned in a previous article, using the flash mob technique to get the Lindens to take action against people they don’t like. The fact is, a sack of abuse reports to someone who doesn’t see otherwise looks like like something they have to act against. But they still lack the time to carry out a full investigation. That’s why you’re seeing estate managers being banned for carrying out their estate’s rules.

    The issue here is not Linden Lab and whether or not they are truly caring about freedom of expression and all that. The issue is morality mobs forcing their hands.

  30. 2 cents

    Aug 17th, 2008

    One thing about this whole abortion clinic, wether you are for or against abortions, or if you find this humorous or disgusting…

    And regardless what the creator’s intentions in this were…

    It’s probably made you think about the subect.

    In that, the abortion clinic succeeded as an art installation, it made you think.

    For that reason, I think the Lindens shoudld have left everything the way it was.

    They didnt, but… it’s their service, and free speech here indeed does not really apply. The lindens can remove anything or anyone from thier game withpout giving even one single explanation.

  31. rofl.

    Aug 17th, 2008

    Man, I want to copybot a primmie so I can have them endlessly drop into a e-rockcrusher and watch you faggots whine.

  32. Cai Pirinha

    Aug 17th, 2008

    You know what surprises me most about this discussion here: That anybody cares so much about this. Seriously, a virtual abortion clinic made of prims? So what?

    I think I passed by this place a short while ago, laughed at the idea for a second, and moved on. I don’t understand why people make a big deal out of it.

  33. General Drama

    Aug 18th, 2008

    “Reality” dearie, when the service being provided is centered around expressing yourself creatively, building and scripting, texturing, chatting, etc. then for the company to advertise “your world, your imagination”, then to destroy that which you imagined, is fraudulent advertising….

    Just as if a phone company guaranteed privacy in your communications, then gave the government access to your conversations without informing you….

    But then, this is 2008 in Amerika under the CFR controlled Globalist Party (GOP and DNC wings) that thinks your Constitution is “just a goddam piece of paper” (on one side of the aisle), and “a living document” that can be changed willy nilly (as the other side likes to say). Security instead of liberty, politically correct rather than politically free. Hey a journalist was arrested in China while covering the Olympics and nobody made a stink, not even the media.

    Its time to take the system down….

    Claire Wolfe once said, “Its too late to work within the system and too early to start shooting the bastards…” This was in 1992. It’s now time to start shooting…

  34. Reality

    Aug 18th, 2008

    Drama? Do yourself a favor hmm?

    Drop the bullshit.

    Each and every person that has ever used Second Life read and agreed to the Terms of Service, each and every person has also used other services (such as an Internet Service Provider like AOL, MSN, Verizon, etc) that has the power to tell you “No you cannot do that here.”

    “Your World, Your Imagination” is a slogan/tag line Drama dearie – not an advertisement.

    It really is much simpler though: If you cannot play by the rules – leave.

  35. Charles Xavier

    Aug 19th, 2008

    Ugh, when you say Drama, you aren’t shitting. Reading your comment almost made me want to vomit in sheer disgust. Take off the tin foil hat you stupid faggot. Major League Baseball is not out to steal your brains.

  36. Annie bulowsky

    Aug 20th, 2008

    BTW Zac Wilcke is 14 years old tuening 15 soon

  37. Archie Lukas

    Aug 21st, 2008

    It’s just shitheads pretending to be clever and arty.

    Technically its not even accurate, they have misunderstood the entire technique; but thats expected of shitheads that just want some publicity.

    The same people were running around newbie hangouts with their dicks out until everyone got bored with them.

    Same old prats – different prank.

  38. Quick Hits August 26, 2008

    In which we look through the results of a couple of weeks worth of email discussions, Google Alerts and suggestions from friends and readers, plus some random browsing.

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  39. mikomikosun

    Sep 12th, 2008

    dont expect anything good from a 16 years old goon , in fact all the goons left SL and now goons on SL are just pubbies and redneck

    @etna> < 11whatSE@26> TheBebb Osterham: shut up okay the teen grid is cool
    < @etna> < 11Barracks> Howie Lament: and what account number is that this week
    < @etna> < 11Barracks> TheBebb Osterham: dont talk about the teen grid that way
    < @etna> < 11Barracks> TheBebb Osterham: infact me and zac are from the teen grid
    < @etna> < 11Barracks> Negr Holcomb: that’s explain EVERYTHING
    < @etna> < 11Barracks> TheBebb Osterham: we’re troubled teens in a troubled time
    < @etna> < 11Barracks> Zac Wilcke: i’ve never been on the teen grid in my life
    < @etna> < 11Barracks> Negr Holcomb: we all know you are 16
    < @etna> < 11Barracks> Negr Holcomb: in 2 weeks
    < @etna> < 11SYSTEM> PART: Zac Wilcke has left what

  40. Stephie

    Sep 12th, 2008

    Lol, oh Bebb.

  41. Lady

    Oct 8th, 2011

    I love that there is an abortion clinic :) finally agame that is realistic

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