The video game is being designed by Carly Kocurek and Allyson Whipple to counter the anti-abortion laws that have been passed in their state of Texas.
Whipple wrote on her website that the purpose of the game is to show that some women have "better choice options" than others. Whipple also said that she hopes the game can be used as a sex education tool for older high schoolers, "with the right teacher in the right school district."
The designers of the game say this item will help people understand the struggle women are confronted with when there is an unwanted pregnancy.
Players pretend that they are women from various background considering an abortion. The avatars represent 5 women of different ages and different situations.
The video game is called "Choice: Texas, A Very Serious Game" and is in its developmental stages and involves players embarking on a quest to navigate past Texas' abortion restrictions to achieve the ultimate goal of having an abortion.
Pro-life supporters are finding fault with the video game. Emily Horne, a lobbyist for Texas Right to Life said:
"I am saddened by this game. It reduces abortion to a dry, simplistic view and it completely ignores the voice of the unborn baby, who obviously has no voice or perspective in this at all."
According to the abortion video game website, the item is an educational interactive fiction game designed exclusively for Texas; however it will be freely available on the web for all to play. The video game is expected to be released in January 2014.
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