Pro-life or pro-choice?

Pune, India
September 4, 2016 11:21pm CST
I read an article where an 11-year-old girl was raped. She became pregnant and the court ordered her to keep the baby since it was "the right of the unborn baby to live." I think it's so terrible because the child was raped. She's physically, mentally, emotionally in trauma and cannot have and take care of a baby when she is a child herself. In general too, I am pro-choice. I believe women should be allowed to choose whether a want a baby or not. What is your stance on this?
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@sugartoes (33843)
• Greencastle, Indiana
5 Sep 16
I'm with you on this it's not right for a KID to keep a child that wasn't planed & was FORCED upon her, that's just WRONG in ALL SENSE of the word.
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• Pune, India
5 Sep 16
Yes. Sad to see such injustice happening with children.
@LadyDuck (118731)
• Switzerland
5 Sep 16
I fully agree with you @sugartoes. This poor young girl has been raped twice.
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@sugartoes (33843)
• Greencastle, Indiana
5 Sep 16
@LadyDuck that's just NOT right her life is SCARED for ever now & then they gonna MAKE her KEEP the baby TOO that's just WRONG !
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@LadyDuck (118731)
• Switzerland
5 Sep 16
I think that every woman has the right to decide if she really wants to keep a baby or not. This child is not a wanted child, he is the consequence of a rape and this girl, looking at her baby will forever remember that terrible moment. This is horrible.
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• Pune, India
5 Sep 16
Yes. Plus she is only 11 years old. She can barely understand things happening to her.
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@LadyDuck (118731)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 16
@sakinasaifee18 Poor girl, this is so sad and this kind of things unfortunately happens too many times.
• Pune, India
6 Sep 16
@LadyDuck I agree.
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@skysnap (17583)
5 Sep 16
I'd say for any girl getting pregnant through rape of any kind, she needs to decide whether to keep or drop the child. unless abortion brings complication to her own life clinically, she should be free to abort.
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• Pune, India
5 Sep 16
Exactly. Poor girl is already traumatised enough.
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@just4him (89309)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Sep 16
I'm pro life. In cases like this it would be good if she were given three options with one of them being adoption.
• Pune, India
6 Sep 16
She'll 11 years old. I don't think she can safely deliver a baby at this age.
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@Rollo1 (16691)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Sep 16
@sakinasaifee18 That would be for a doctor to decide. It's a terrible situation. Has the rapist been caught and punished? Will he be punished?
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@tallawah (7249)
• Kingston, Jamaica
5 Sep 16
A woman has the right to chose. In many countries, (my own) Abortion is not 'legal' although people can and do get them sort of 'differently'. Two lives are now going to be ruined. The little girl and the baby. And for what?
• Pune, India
5 Sep 16
In India, abortion is legal till 20 weeks under certain conditions. I cannot believe the people entrusted to make wise decisions think this sort of thing is correct.
@tallawah (7249)
• Kingston, Jamaica
5 Sep 16
@sakinasaifee18 me neither.. the girl might die in labour.
@Mike197602 (13501)
• Worcester, England
5 Sep 16
I'm totally pro choice but would like adoption to be considered more...not in this case though. Also I'd like the time limits on terminations reduced as here in the UK it is legal (although unusual) to terminate up to 24 weeks. Nowadays a 24 week baby can survive with medical intervention so I think that that is not a good time limit to beable to have an abortion up to. I think it should be lowered to at least 20 weeks and maybe lower still.
• Pune, India
5 Sep 16
I agree. Here in India abortions are legal till 20 weeks. After that too many complications can arise.
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@Mike197602 (13501)
• Worcester, England
5 Sep 16
@sakinasaifee18 20 weeks is where I'd like the UK to go...after that I'm not too much in agreement.
@Macarrosel (7641)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Oh, it's hard to decide about it because I believe that abortion is a sin.
• Pune, India
5 Sep 16
So many things are 'sin', don't we all do them regardless? Most of us commit the seven sins even knowingly at times, and here we are talking about a poor 11 year old girl. I don't believe 'sin' should be seen here.
@cherigucchi (3943)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
It is really a very difficult decision especially if one believes in the right of everyone to be born.
• Pune, India
5 Sep 16
But don't you think the mother should be able to decide if she wants to have the baby or not? Her life is tied to the baby's.
@Rollo1 (16691)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Sep 16
The poor girl has already undergone the trauma of being raped. That is a terrible thing to go through. It is a terrible thing to be a rape victim. I don't see the benefit of her then murdering her child. That is another thing that she can never change. Her rapist should be punished, not the baby.
@dpk262006 (53920)
• Delhi, India
12 Sep 16
A 11 years old is too young to give a birth to a baby or to take care of him. I am not sure what was the reason of passing such a judgement.
@dodo19 (27759)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Sep 16
Like you, I am pro-choice. I feel as though women should have the right to choose. This girl is still a child, and I feel as though she should have the right to chose. She is still a child, and I don't feel that she is in a position to go through this. This is how I feel.
@Theresaaiza (9677)
• Australia
7 Sep 16
I would not want to choose a side on so many matters because everything is always a case to case basis so I would rather say that I choose life. I believe that the baby should be kept, but not necessarily by this 11 year old kid. Adoption is an optio, perhaps?