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11-Year-Old Mexican 'Rape' Victim Wants to Keep Baby
FoxNews ^ | April 23rd 2010 | Jana Winter

Posted on 04/23/2010 1:45:03 PM PDT by Steelfish

April 23 11-Year-Old Mexican 'Rape' Victim Wants to Keep Baby

Jana Winter Despite pressure from women's groups, the 11-year-old is enthusiastic about her impending motherhood, according to sources.

An 11-year-old girl in Mexico allegedly raped by her stepfather and now more than four months pregnant says she wants to have his baby – despite pressure from women’s groups who want her to have an abortion, pro-life activists in the country say.

They say attorneys for abortion-rights activists have shown up at the girl's home with plane tickets in hand in an attempt to whisk her away to get an abortion, but the child has said adamantly, “This is my baby. I’m having my baby. I will call my girl Alejandra.”

The mother-to-be, from the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, has become the poster child for abortion rights in a country where laws pertaining to the procedure vary dramatically from state to state.

In 2007, Mexico City passed a law allowing abortions to be performed without restrictions in the first three months of pregnancy. The law was challenged, but it was upheld on appeal. Since then, 17 of Mexico’s 32 states have added an amendment to their constitutions that protects "life beginning at conception," makes abortion illegal and, in some cases, a crime equivalent to homicide.

Quintana Roo, the Yucatan state that is home to the popular resort destination Cancun, has a similar amendment. Abortion is allowed there only in cases of rape and when the mother’s life is at risk, and only within the first 90 days of pregnancy.

Last month, when the then-10-year-old girl’s mother told police that her daughter had been raped by the girl's stepfather, she told authorities that she thought her daughter was 14 weeks pregnant, or 98 days, which was beyond the state’s 90-day limit.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; mexico

1 posted on 04/23/2010 1:45:04 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Why is the word ‘rape’ in quotes?


2 posted on 04/23/2010 1:48:51 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

Perhaps consensual but statutory rape.


3 posted on 04/23/2010 1:50:06 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I think there should be an abortion in this case. Not of the child but of the step-father.


4 posted on 04/23/2010 1:50:20 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Yo-Yo

I don’t know why rape is in quotes, perhaps the author takes a libertarian view of things?


5 posted on 04/23/2010 1:52:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: DemonDeac

A good leftist would reward the rapist with expensive therapy sessions (none for the victim) and enthusiastically slaughters the unborn child.

The so-called “women’s rights activists” are no better than the rapist and should all be killed.


6 posted on 04/23/2010 1:55:36 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Steelfish
Perhaps consensual but statutory rape

A 10 years old child can't give consent.

7 posted on 04/23/2010 1:55:39 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Steelfish

She is a young lady of exceptional courage.


8 posted on 04/23/2010 1:57:05 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: Steelfish

If you read the story, the girl is adamant about the baby, and only named the stepfather under duress. The authorities are waiting until the baby is born for DNA testing.

My guess is, the girl wanted a baby. Is the stepfather the real father? Time will tell.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 1:57:38 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Yo-Yo

It’s in quotes because it wasn’t ‘rape-rape’.


10 posted on 04/23/2010 2:00:17 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Yo-Yo

“Why is the word ‘rape’ in quotes?”

That was my question.


11 posted on 04/23/2010 2:00:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Steelfish

Ruth Bader Ginsburg once wrote a paper advocating the age of consent be lowered to 11 years old.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 2:03:23 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Yo-Yo
Why is the word ‘rape’ in quotes?

I wondered that myself. Even if this were statutory rape (meaning if someone is trying to claim a girl who was 10 years old at the time was able to give consent), it is still rape.

13 posted on 04/23/2010 2:04:15 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Steelfish

Those bitches wouldn’t have given that girl 5 cents before.


14 posted on 04/23/2010 2:28:01 PM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: Steelfish

Tough one. I consider myself to be pro-life, but speaking with the wife (this is her field) giving birth at 11 is extremely dangerous. I do however consider the girls opinions on the matter to be completely irrelevant, no matter what the decision.


15 posted on 04/23/2010 2:31:46 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

The age of reason is at seven years. Are you talking about the possibility of forced abortion?


16 posted on 04/23/2010 3:12:46 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall ("Healthcare is today's Prohibition" - Dennis Miller)
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To: Steelfish

When I lived in south Florida, we had a lot of migrant workers in our “Spanish Harlem” type neighborhood. We were the only whites in the whole place and since neither my husband or I spoke Spanish, well, it was just interesting.

Anyway, made friends with a young couple next door and turned out she was only 13 and he was 16. They had two kids already and had been married for two years.

I really don’t think this is that unusual in their culture.


17 posted on 04/23/2010 3:15:15 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Steelfish

I really don’t think this is that unusual in their culture.

Except the stepfather part. I wanted to clarify that. These were two young people, not a young girl and stepfather.


18 posted on 04/23/2010 3:15:56 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Seven years? I won’t argue, because I’m certain that this must come from a religious doctrine, but damn, 7 years?


19 posted on 04/24/2010 11:44:40 AM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas
Seven years is the age of reason, not the legal age for marriage or sexual consent, which is higher.

This article from Parent & Child magazine, provides some explanation:

The Age of Reason

My point is this: at 7 years of age, a child is capable of knowing the difference between right and wrong. If they are taught that abortion is murder (in terms that the child can understand), the child can grasp this moral truth.

The pregnant girl under discussion is fully able to understand that abortion is murder. If she does not want her baby to be murdered, but adults take her for the abortion anyway, then this would be an example of forced abortion.

The moral decisions of children *do* count.

20 posted on 04/24/2010 12:21:22 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall ("Healthcare is today's Prohibition" - Dennis Miller)
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To: Yo-Yo

Not sure - what are the laws in Mexico?


21 posted on 04/25/2010 9:15:56 AM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: driftdiver

I think the age of consent in Mexico is 12.


22 posted on 04/25/2010 9:23:51 AM PDT by Ladycalif ("If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." Jesus)
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To: GeronL

Get lost. That is hardly a libertarian position. Ten years old is not even CLOSE to being capable of informed consent. Only NAMBLA would talk that way. Are you a member?


23 posted on 04/25/2010 7:06:28 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: dcwusmc

NAMBLA?

Kevin Jennings, Safe School Czar talks that way. Planned Parenthood talks that way. I would bet the National Education Association agrees with them, since they are joined at the hip.

Maybe I need to use the sarcasm tag more often? Nah, I have had FReepers argue that kids can use pot and everything else, so yes there are “libertarians” who think that way.

I don’t see how I would be a member, since I am the one who opposes everything the perverts do. I wish they could let kids be kids, but the left won’t.

Did you see the story last week from Canada? They were going to force schools, even Catholic ones, to teach 3rd graders about homosexuality and 7th graders need to know how to do anal sex. Thank goodness the parents spoke out and forced them to drop it.


24 posted on 04/25/2010 7:42:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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