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2 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2015 - 12:36PM #1
Stardove
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Paraguay: We're protecting life of pregnant 10-year-old, fetus

Paraguay's foreign ministry says it doesn't need to follow steps recommended by an international human rights committee that weighed in recently on how the country is handling the case of a 10-year-old pregnant girl who was allegedly raped by her stepfather.

In a statement released Sunday, the foreign ministry said it rejects a list of demands from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about what it should do to protect the life of the girl.

Paraguay already "has taken all the appropriate measures to avoid impunity for the wrongful act committed and to ensure the life and safety of this girl and the fetus," the statement said.

Last week, the human rights commission, which is part of the Organization of American States, cited recent testimony from U.N. experts saying Paraguay's government had "failed in its responsibility to protect a 10-year old sexual abuse survivor and provide her with critical and timely treatments, including a 'safe and therapeutic' abortion."

At issue is Paraguayan law, which bans abortions except in cases where the pregnancy endangers the mother's life. The Paraguayan Ministry of Health has said there's no indication that the health of the girl is at risk.

But the human rights commission said that the girl, now 26 weeks pregnant, is facing a serious health situation with a significant possibility of complications. It criticized the Paraguayan government for not releasing enough information about the case and questioned whether the girl and her family were being provided enough information about the situation and the significant medical risks.

Continued at the link with video. On the video the reporter says everyday in Paraguay two girls between 10 and 14 who were victims of sexual abuse give birth.  Comments.
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2015 - 12:54PM #2
REteach
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I wished they cared more about the health of the 10 year old abused incubator. pregnancy at that age is not good for either the mother or the fetus.

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize what you heard was not what I meant...
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 16, 2015 - 1:59PM #3
rocketjsquirell
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Jun 16, 2015 -- 12:54PM, REteach wrote:


I wished they cared more about the health of the 10 year old abused incubator. pregnancy at that age is not good for either the mother or the fetus.




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2 years ago  ::  Jun 17, 2015 - 8:22AM #4
Midutch
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My guess is that Paraguay will be very diligent in "protecting the lives of the 10 year old and her fetus" ... up until the baby is born. At which time they will both be abandoned back into the vagaries of the difficult life the 10 year old and her child will have.


Heck, at 10 years old, the mother won't even know how to fully take care of herself yet, let alone the baby she has, but that won't be of any concern to Paraguay, of course. It did it's job ... of making life IMMENSLY more difficult for the 10 year old and her baby.

"creationism" ... 2000+ years worth of ABYSMAL FAILURE ... and proud of it.
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2015 - 9:23PM #5
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