In 2006, Tressa Middleton became Britain’s youngest mother after her 16-year-old brother, Jason, raped her. She was only 11-years-old at the time but recently told the hosts of This Morning about the life-changing experience. She said, “Soon after I began noticing changes in my body. I eventually did a pregnancy test and it came up I was pregnant. I was too scared to tell my mum, so I told my aunt and then ran away. Mum was furious but she calmed down eventually.”
However, Middleton didn’t tell anyone about the rape; instead, she said the pregnancy was a result of consensual sex she had with another teenager. She did this to protect her mother but later shared the truth about her pregnancy.
Tragically, as a result, when she was 14-years-old she was forced to place her child for adoption.
She said, “I know it’s going to be hard for her to find out her uncle is actually her dad. I hope she doesn’t blame me for staying quiet.” She added, “If anything like this happened to you as a young girl you must speak out.”
According to the Daily Mail, Middleton recently reached out to the youngest parents currently in Britain and offered her support. She said, “I send her my warmest congratulations but it will be incredibly tough. At that age you’re so worried about what other people think at school. I had people throwing things at me with the baby in the buggy. And the bullies taunting you in the playground – that’s the worst.” The new mom in Britain is 11-years old and her boyfriend is 13.
As LifeNews previously reported, there have been two stories in the news about young girls becoming pregnant after rape; and one of those girls is in Uruguay and is adamantly refusing abortion. The 11-year-old girl has an intellectual disability and was raped by the 41-year-old grandfather of her half-sister.
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Thankfully, in Uruguay abortion is illegal after 12-weeks and the girl is currently 16-weeks pregnant. However, medical documents reveal that the girl doesn’t understand the “consequences of pregnancy and motherhood” and one group in the country mentioned that abortion may be a possibility.
The director of Uruguay’s Child and Adolescent Institute (INAU), Marisa Linder, said, “Although the legal deadline for abortion has been exceeded, if we determine that the pregnancy endangers her health, judicial authorization could be granted.” The director of INAU’s health division, Monica Silva, responded and said that the girl is in good health. She added, “There is no risk of life for the girl or baby, so we cannot make her have an abortion.”