Officials with Child Protective Services in Wynne, Arkansas have forced a 10-year-old girl victimized by rape to have an abortion.
Juda Myers of Choices4Life, a pro-life group dedicated to supporting mothers who are raped by reject abortion and decide to keep their baby, informed LifeNews.com of the situation. Myers indicates CPS officials took the 10-year-old girl to an abortion clinic on Friday to abort her baby.
“On August 29, 2015 20-year-old Justin Smith was arrested and charged with three counts of rape and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor. His “alleged” victim is a 10-year-old. I use the term “alleged” because he is “innocent until proven guilty by trial.” But sadly an innocent baby in the womb of a 10-year-old will not be given the same privilege as a sexual predator,” Myers explains. “He will continue to live but the baby is sentenced to death without a trial, without a word spoken, without any dignity.”
“Smith was living with his girlfriend at the time he impregnated the 10-year-old. The mother of the 10-year-old says she knew nothing of what was happening until she took her daughter to the doctor and discovered she was pregnant,” Myers explained.
Myers indicated she called officials with CPS in Arkansas and offered to help the family and the young girl as her organization has done in other cases of young girls who become pregnant after sexual assault. She offered to connect CPS with another girl in another state who her organization had helped.
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Those efforts did not result in getting the young girl out of the situation, Myers tells LifeNews.com today and the girl was forced to get an abortion on Friday:
I flew to Arkansas on Thursday after the mother wanted to have help again. But after I arrived she didn’t respond for hours. Finally she responded with: “I have an attorney thanks n that’s k. u don’t have to worry bout coming I’m dealing with this. me n attorney” I explained that I was already in Arkansas and was here to help but she said, “I’m fine… I’m doing what is rite thank u doe for the support.” And that’s the last I heard from her.
I flew back on Friday morning, my heart torn as I got reports that the mother had arrived with two other people with the 10-yr-old. They arrived at 9:15 am around the side of the abortion clinic where a lock was removed from the gate designated for employees. This was to keep anyone from speaking to the mother and daughter. The girl was shielded by umbrellas so no one could see her. 11:45 am she exited the building and it was over. A child paid the ultimate penalty for the crime of a rapist. When did rape become more of a crime than murder?
An attorney willing to work on the case called the state guardian for the 10-yr-old. But oddly enough the guardian who refused to sign for the abortion also refused to help save the child from the clutches of Child Protective Services. So many people tried to reverse the sentence of death. State representatives of Arkansas were on the phone as late as 1 am trying to get a stay of execution.
One pregnancy center said they were called early after the 10-yr-old was taken into custody by the state. They were asked about a maternity home by another organization but that never happened. Child Protective Services did not protect this girl from harm but added to her suffering.
Myers tells LifeNews that there is now another pre-teen girl CPS is pressuring to have an abortion.
“Our inside source is also saying there is another preteen girl in the same situation now, pregnant by her biological father. Her mother also is being pressured by Child Protective Services but she is unmoved as of now and refuses to sign for an abortion. Her state appointed guardian also refuses to sign papers for an abortion and does not recommend it,” she said.
“We need to demand an independent investigation of Child Protective Services. Coercion is illegal. This is not their first offense and it will not be there last unless people do something,” Myers concluded. “If it bothers you that a state run agency is acting on their own accord and forcing mothers to choose between a grandbaby and her own children please contact Governor Asa Hutchinson: (501) 682-2345 and demand an investigation.”