A young rape victim and her twin babies were spared from the deadly violence and pain of abortion in Argentina this winter.
The Daily Mail reports the 12-year-old girl gave birth to her twins by cesarean section earlier this month at the Hector Quintana Maternal and Child Hospital in San Salvador.
However, abortion activists have latched onto the young girl’s story to pressure lawmakers in the country to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions. Currently, Argentina protects unborn babies’ right to life.
Reports claim the young girl was denied an abortion after she was raped earlier this year. However, it is not clear if the girl requested the abortion or even knew what an abortion is.
While The Sun reported that her cesarean section “will reportedly permanent scar on the girl’s body and could result in severe psychological trauma,” it failed to mention that the girl also could have suffered severe psychological trauma and/or physical complications if she had had the abortion.
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The Mail claimed “authorities in Jujuy forced the child to remain pregnant” until her babies were developed enough to be born, but it also failed to mention that those same authorities spared her babies from the violent, deadly abuse of abortion.
The reports provided few details about the young victim or her abuser; however, The Sun did mention that she is in the care of the Children’s Ombudsman due to the “legal situation” of her parents.
Meanwhile, abortion activists, hoping to convince lawmakers to legalize abortion on demand, are using the young victim to push their agenda.
According to the Mail:
The Jujuy branch of Health Professionals for the Right to Decide released a damning statement on the handling of the case:
‘Despite the fact that the National Directorate of Sexual Health made an offer to immediately resolve the situation, preserving the physical and emotional health of the girl, the authorities in charge of the local Health portfolio, rejected the proposal and they decided not to guarantee this girl her right to ILE (legal interruption of pregnancy),’ the statement read.
The Network of Health Professionals for the Right to Decide wants abortion to be “legal, safe and free” in Argentina. The president of the country recently introduced a bill to legalize abortions up to 14 weeks.
But the answer to abuse is not more violence against other innocent human beings. Abortions do not solve the trauma of rape, and they often do not provide relief or comfort – sometimes quite the opposite. Some rape victims have said their abortions only added to their trauma by making them feel violated again. Others have said it compounded their trauma when they realized that they had destroyed their unborn babies’ lives. Still others have said they were forced to abort their unborn babies by their abusers.
Young rape victims like the Argentine girl deserve better. They deserve the utmost care and compassion, and their abusers must be brought to justice. The babies of rape victims deserve better, too, because their lives are just as innocent and just as valuable, and they came into existence through no fault or action of their own.
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