Pro-life or pro-choice?
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?
9 people like this
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.
• United Kingdom
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.
• 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.
• 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.
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?