Conservative Dream Come True: 11-Year-Old Rape Victim Forced To Give Birth

By Stephen D. Foster Jr. | 14 August 2015
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In this May 14 photo, a 13-year-old girl, who said she was raped by her stepfather, holds her baby at a shelter for troubled children in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. (Photo: Jorge Saenz / Associated Press)
In this May 14 photo, a 13-year-old girl, who said she was raped by her stepfather, holds her baby at a shelter for troubled children in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. (Photo: Jorge Saenz / Associated Press)

An 11-year-old girl who was raped and impregnated has been forced to give birth after being denied an abortion several months ago. Conservatives must be giddy right about now.

It’s a scenario that Republicans would love to see play out here in America where abortion is a constitutional right for women. But sadly, women and girls do not have any such right in Paraguay.

Earlier this year, a 10-year-old girl was raped by her mother’s 42-year-old boyfriend, Gilberto Martinez Zarate. After going to the doctor for stomach pains, it was discovered she was pregnant and authorities arrested Zarate in May and charged the girl’s mother with neglect. Unfortunately, the girl lives in a country where the government is controlled by religious anti-abortion zealots so she was denied an abortion.

International outrage has ensued ever since, as human rights groups have blasted the Paraguayan government for putting the little girl’s life at risk.

And the now 11-year-old girl certainly was lucky to survive.

She gave birth this month via C-section and she’ll never have a chance at a normal childhood.

According to Agence France-Presse:

Amnesty International called on Paraguay’s government to repeal its strict anti-abortion law, saying the girl was lucky to be alive.

Erika Guevara, the rights group’s director for the Americas, said the fact that the child survived “does not excuse the human rights violations she suffered at the hands of the Paraguayan authorities.”

Officials in the South American country “decided to gamble with her health, life and integrity despite overwhelming evidence that this pregnancy was extremely risky and despite the fact that she was a rape victim and a child,” she said.

UNICEF notes that at least two girls between 10 and 14 give birth every day in Paraguay and three girls are currently preparing to give birth in the same hospital where the 11-year-old gave birth this week.

Of course, the same could happen here in the United States if conservatives have their way. For years, Republicans have sought to ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. That means little girls who are impregnated by their rapists would be forced to give birth against their will. They would have no choice as conservatives would control the bodies of these girls. This, of course, would make pedophiles very happy because they could rape and impregnate any little girl they want with the knowledge that conservatives would help them continue to torture their victims and give them the ability to seek parental rights later on so they can continue a vicious cycle.

And the evidence that Republicans would gleefully force raped little girls to give birth against their will comes not only from their own legislative agendas, but from their mouths as well.

Over the years, especially in recent years, Republicans have spoken of rape as if it is an acceptable method of conception sanctioned by God. Just click here to find 40 such examples of conservatives talking about their opposition to abortion exceptions for rape victims. And yes, if Republicans had their way, even child victims of rape would be forced to carry pregnancies to term, even if it means they could die from the attempt. And to add insult to injury, if any of those girls should lose a pregnancy that was forced upon them, conservatives would also love nothing more than to imprison them for having a miscarriage.

So next time you go into a voting booth, be sure to remember that your vote could allow conservatives to have the ability to destroy the lives of little girls across the country. Basically, your vote could turn America into Paraguay.

Back in 1991, the International Services Assistance Fund (ISAF) co-produced a TV quality 22-minute film called “Whose Choice?” which Ted Turner arranged to broadcast on September 21, 1992 in prime time on his then independent Turner Broadcast System (TBS). Other outlets such as PBS and several of its affiliates ISAF contacted then refused to run it because of its forthright treatment of the abortion issue, arguing for all women’s right to choose not to have a baby. ISAF has made a new edition of that DVD. The purpose for reissuing this 3rd version of “Whose Choice?” was simply to show the historical urgency that attended those times, still blocked and attacked over 40 years after the Roe v Wade decision in 1973. This video is available for public viewing for the first time.

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77 COMMENTS

  1. Are you kidding me!?!? Look at the title ?!? Do you really know one conservative that would be pleased with this kind of tragedy? This is an article about a poor child in Paraguay!!! This would never be allowed in AMERICA
    Or any other modern country! Even if abortion were illegal for contraceptive purpose. Because of Plan B ! When a child or any other woman in AMERICA is raped, the first thing given to them in the hospital is plan B. And in the rare .5% of cases who still become pregnant, legally receive an abortion! Every conservative I know is supportive of this !!!

    • It is literally happening in the US right now, have you not seen the news in the past few years? It’s very much happening here.

      https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiwt7fJzYHlAhUsCjQIHdpUA7cQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagotribune.com%2Fcolumns%2Feric-zorn%2Fct-perspec-zorn-abortion-rape-heartbeat-ohio-child-argentina-20190509-story.html&psig=AOvVaw3tP_VNd_9m2G_TJX1WCZtW&ust=1570244187746477

      This one was this year.

      “An 11-year-old rape victim in northwestern Ohio is pregnant, according to news reports, and a highly restrictive state law on abortion signed last month says a girl in her position must carry and deliver her rapist’s baby.”

      There is no debate. There is no duscussion. This is real, it’s hsppening & it’s EVIL.

    • My uncle said that he would “sit her down and gently explain to her why God wouldn’t want her kill the baby”. He said this last Christmas during a heated discussion in which I got beat up verbally over. He said this when I asked would he force someone my niece’s age (she was almost 11 at the time) to give birth. My niece, his grandniece. Worst thing is that I’m not sure whether my sister would force her own daughter to go through with a pregnancy or not.

      • And by the way we don’t live in a third world country. We live in Southeast Texas. Sometimes it may appear to be third world these days. Maybe someone needs to look into the rampant fundamentalism going unchecked around here.

    • You don’t read the news much, do you? Google Alabama abortion law from spring or early summer. Google Ohio abortion laws from just a little bit earlier. There are a few other states… Louisiana I think sorry, I’m tired. Now remember that a woman (or little girl) won’t know she is pregnant usually after 6 weeks. The heart cells, because that is all it is at the time starts beating between 5-6 weeks. Now google heartbeat rule. At least 8-10 stares are making abortion illegal after the heartbeat can be heard. Sorry. You didn’t know you were pregnant until the heartbeat started. Sucks to be you!

    • You’re dreaming if you think Conservative lawmakers won’t go after plan B if they succeed in their anti-abortion agenda. The would classify it as an abortifacient, and have it yanked from the shelves. Some are already trying.

    • Yeah, sure Rhondia! I guess you haven’t heard of Alabama, then… Because the last time I looked Alabama is part of the United States… So, yes it is happening here… And even allowing rapists to to fight for parental rights and even custody! Rapists should never have parental rights, EVER!!!

    • That’s not true. I live in Ohio where they are trying to pass the heartbeat bill. And there’s no exclusions for incest or rape.

    • Plan B has to be given very soon after sex. Little girls raped by their mother’s boyfriend probably don’t have immediate access.

    • The Conservative Republicans would be delighted with this!
      What goes around ,comes around!
      This little girl could have died on the operating table during the C section….
      The Priests have to go back to screwing the nuns…
      The mother’s boyfriend who raped her little girl is crazy!

    • Honestly? Yes, I do know people who support this. I had a discussion with them just recently, and this girls suggested for cases like this is a c-section after “just 30 weeks”, because apparently at 30 weeks both pregnancy and birth are not THAT traumatic for little girls. And the worst thing… this did not come from some 60 yo asshole, it came from a young woman just 21 years old. That seriously is her opinion on the topic and she is not alone.

  2. Rondós you are sadly misinformed about this . I am an OB nurse with 40 years experience. I have seen quite a few young women in this exact situation. This was a case of child abuse not discovered apparently until the pregnancy was obvious and far too late for Plan B . If the current movement towards limiting abortion continues then we will see this more I am afraid. Many conservatives might be ok with abortion for their children in this kind of situation but not for someone else because “pro-life”

  3. It occurred to me that nobody spoke to the girl or her mother or anyone caring for her. While it might seem sensible to assume the girl wanted an abortion, isn't the whole point of choice to ask first? Because for all we know, she might not have even wanted to abort anyway and therefore shouldn't be used for this agenda. And bear in mind that many rape survivors are forced to abort, too.

    • Abortion is the girls'( with the mother’s consent) or woman’s choice..NOT YOURS!
      While pregnancy through rape is rare…
      Incest is a form of rape,the mother is a culprit in this situation ,as the boyfriend is…
      Her mother neglected her welfare…
      Hey stupid ,do you know what rape does to a woman’s psyche?

    • So because it’s not our country it doesn’t matter? Because it’s not our country we shouldn’t care? When up until recently when it became a constitutional right this was something that was happening here! Yes let’s talk about pedophiles all over the world not just our home turf because guess what all people matter whether they are your neighbor or half way across the world. Let’s talk about WOMEN AND LITTLE GIRLS who are being forced to carry and deliver.

  4. This video is dominated by men., esp clerics. Make a movie where men are only acknowledged as impregnaters. Let women tell everything else

  5. WHAT IS WRONG WITH MANKIND –
    GOD IS GOOD -RELIGION IS EVIL!
    THINK WITH YOUR BRAINS LEAD WITH YOUR HEART AND FORGET WHAT YOU WERE TAUGHT!

  6. Why not just give the baby up for adoption? you show a article with A beautiful little baby on the cover and expect people to be like,” you should have killed that baby?”it was a tragedy that the 10-year-old 11-year-old or any other child or woman is ever raped. Just of the child being raped is a tragedy does that really mean that we should kill the baby inside the belly. The baby is a tragedy all of its own and just because it’s a tragedy and here on terrible circumstances doesn’t make it any less human. It’s all awful and I’m not here to judge or tell anyone what to do but showing an adorable little baby is probably not the best way to persuade people to kill a fetus? Now I know if God brings us to it he will bring us through it we should all pray for all these babies

    • How about helping the mother raise her child, Jeanette?
      Can you chip $20 in for Pampers,formula,or clothes to be sent to this poor girl?
      This child will remind her every day of what happened to her..
      Pray only for the child?
      Prayer won’t help here !
      She’s 11 years old & doesn’t know to raise child!
      Physical abuse will begin to happen to the child …as soon as the child starts crying..
      Think again..

    • 1. Babies don’t grow in bellies. They grow in uteruses.

      2. It’s less to do with the adoption portion and more to do with the fact that it is extremely physically dangerous for kids (an 11 year old is a KID) to give birth.

  7. Some of these comments are incredulous. "It won't happen in America." "Don't blame the baby." Well, don't blame the 11-year-old for being raped and pregnant. Her body is being desecrated and devastated because she is too young to carry and give birth. It does happen here. In the 1960s, my friend who was a nurse and also a Bapist preacher's wife was telling me a story about an 11-year-old girl who had just had a baby girl and was in the hospital on her floor. She walked in one day and the little girl was crying. She asked her what was wrong, and the child said that she wanted to keep her baby, but her mother wouldn't let her. The mother was putting the baby up for adoption. The girl had been impregnated by her stepfather. Back then the laws protecting children against sexual abuse were either very loose or nonexistent. My friend said she wanted to convince the mother to let her daughter keep the baby. After I reminded her what the results of that could be, another little girl impregnated by this pedophile, she rethought her position. The next day, she walked in and the little girl was happily playing with her dolls. She really couldn't differentiate the difference between the dolls and her live baby. I don't know what happened to the baby, but I assume it was put up for adoption. At least I hope so.

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