She Is 10 Years Old

In Paragruay, a young girl, who is only ten years old, has been raped twice over.

First, she was raped by her stepfather. She is presently carrying his child. Paraguay has very strict rules on abortion. Unless a woman’s life is in danger, she cannot have an abortion.  The girl’s family and supporters have been doing everything in their power to convince government officials to allow her to have an abortion. All requests have been denied.

The second time she was raped by not the physical rape, but the literal rape of her childhood. This girl is ten years old. Her entire future is ahead of her.  If she is lucky, she and her child will survive the birthing experience. If she is not lucky, then her child may not survive without major complications and she may have health issues herself.

I understand tradition and I understand respect for religion. But this girl is ten years old. She is not ready physically, mentally or emotionally to be a mother, especially considering that the father is her stepfather who raped her.  She deserves a normal childhood. She deserves all of the opportunities that come her way.  What she does not deserve is to be victimized by the government that is supposed to protect her.

She is only ten years old.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Feminism, World News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s