Activists, Ms. Magazine Pressuring Raped 11-Year-Old to Have Abortion

International   |   Raimundo Rojas   |   Jul 18, 2013   |   9:57AM   |   Santiago, Chile

A few days ago I wrote about Belén, the 11-year-old Chilean girl who is pregnant as the result of being assaulted by her mother’s live-in lover.  In my post I explained that even though she has been pressured to abort – she is in fact choosing life for her very much loved and wanted unborn child.

Sadly, the abortion profiteers and regressive social engineers continue to mount a campaign against her and her unborn child.  In recent days a flurry of pro-abortion blogs and news articles have been posted and published around the world and few have been as incendiary and  unfortunate than the MS Magazine blog post entitled, Chile Denies Abortion for 11 Year Old Rape Victim.

The author takes great liberties with the truth as well as with basic geographic facts.

The headline is very misleading because Chile hasn’t denied the child anything, she is choosing to carry this baby to term.  Organizations who very recently were arguing for “sexual autonomy” for 6 and 8 year olds at the United Nations can’t seem to now get out of the way of their own propaganda.

The post also brags about several countries in “Latin America” who have legalized abortion in a momentum building effort – that too they get wrong.  Puerto Rico is an incorporated territory of the United States so our laws are their laws – and not entirely representative of the people there.

Guyana is a former Dutch/British colony and part of the Anglophone Caribbean and NEVER considered part of Latin America. Uruguay just passed limited abortion permissions that are being appealed and will probably change once the current socialist administration is voted out of power.



That leaves Cuba standing alone, where, to their great shame 8 out of 10 pregnancies end in abortion.  The pro-aborts are also pinning all of their hopes on Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachelet, but even she has already softened her hard-core views since her tenure at UNWOMEN and don’t be surprised if she continues to do so – Chileans in general do not look favorably at her extremist pro-abortion views.

We must continue to pray for Belén. Note: Raimundo Rojas is the director of Hispanic outreach for the National Right to Life Committee. He is a former president of Florida Right to Life and has presented the pro-life message to millions in Spanish-language media outlets. He represents NRLC at the United Nations as an NGO. Rojas was born in Santiago de las Vegas, Havana, Cuba and he and his family escaped to the United States in 1968.