MANAGUA, Nicaragua - A government board is studying whether a 9-year-old girl could carry a baby to term safely while considering her family's request to have an abortion. The girl's parents said she was raped in Costa Rica and have asked for the government's approval to give her an abortion. Abortion is allowed in Nicaragua in cases of sexual abuse, when the mother's life is in danger, and when the fetus has severe deformities. All must be confirmed by three separate specialists and a government medical board must give its approval. 

In interviews with local television stations, the girl said she did not want to have a baby because she didn't want to share her toys with other children...

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Should this 9-year-old girl be granted an abortion? See story.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - A government board is studying whether a 9-year-old girl could carry a baby to term safely while considering her family`s request to have an abortion. The girl`s parents said she was raped in Costa Rica and have asked for the government`s approval to give her an abortion. Abortion is allowed in Nicaragua in cases of sexual abuse, when the mother`s life is in danger, and when the fetus has severe deformities. All must be confirmed by three separate specialists and a government medical board must give its approval.

In interviews with local television stations, the girl said she did not want to have a baby because she didn`t want to share her toys with other children...

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18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 9:25:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
*the girl said she did not want to have a baby because she didn't want to share her toys with other children...* what kind of a society are we? she could at least have a decent reason...i think she's spoiled and acting like a two yr old, not a nine yr old
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 9:26:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
NO! "Aborting" a nine year-old is murder! You have to decide before the twentieth week of your pregnancy; you can't wait another ten years or so! How ridiculous!
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 9:27:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Abortion is allowed in Nicaragua in cases of sexual abuse" Hello? Is rape not considered sexual abuse anymore? SHE'S F*CKING NINE YEARS OLD! And Duckie, I REALLY hope you are being sarcastic.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 9:30:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Do they really think a nine year old has the mental capacity to deal with having childreen?
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 9:31:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Society is a bastard
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 9:34:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
lol @ UncleLaughie's post :) I personally think an abortion should be granted. I'm against abortion because I think it pushes us over the edge where it comes to messing with life and nature. But if the mother's life is in danger or if the child is a product of rape and especially in this case, I see a good reason for abortion.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 9:36:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
raineshower : "F*CKING" seems like a rather inappropriate word here :)
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 9:42:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wow... I don't see any reason a small child her age should be forced to carry the child. It's simply not right for a 9 year old to even be able to get pregnant, in the first place!!!
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 10:31:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Any pro lifers have an opinion on this one?
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 10:32:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
it is not possible for her vagina to produce a baby at such smallness
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 10:43:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
if her life is in danger,she should get the abortion.otherwise no
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 10:46:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes of course she should. how can a 9 year old physically have a baby, let alone have the mental capability of caring for one?
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 10:49:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure arrangements could be made for the baby to be raised in an institution with the risk of exposure of sexual abuse being repeated.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 10:50:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
hey,lets kill all the kids in foster care so they dont have to face this risk
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 10:52:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Good god...I hope they give her an abortion. A 9 year old should never have to have a baby. She's going to have enough serious problems due to the rape alone. I'm all kinds of sickened. That shouldn't even be an issue.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 11:20:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
raddicks, that is a pretty ignorant statement. Can you identify any vagina that looks as if it could accomodate the passing of a 6-10 pound baby? Even a three-pound preemie? The vagina is built to expand under such circumstances anyway. Plus, have you ever heard of a C-section? I think the absence of pro-lifers here is evidence that they refuse to admit that there might be exceptions to their political views on abortion. I respect their views, but not their failure to think rationally on this *and* vocalize it here.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 11:23:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
ignorant? don't blame me if hemmeroids occur or whatever, i don't really care, its all just continuation of the human race. sorry if i sounded blunt
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 11:24:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm pro life, but I think that in rare cases such as this exceptions can be made.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 11:26:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh my god.. I cant believe what I just read.. First, a 9 year old girl menstrating.. Thats a little young.. And secondly, not wanting to share her toys with her kid?? Man, Based on the facts, I would take away the kid because of childish behavior and not her age..
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 11:29:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
She's a child, childish behaviour is kind of a given.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 3/1/03 - 11:31:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
yeah but not all kids her age are that childish..I would assume she was old enough to not make such a comment..
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 3/2/03 - 9:22:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
armando - although girls that young having periods is uncommon, it's not unheard of. i remember one my friends started when she was about that age
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 3/2/03 - 9:31:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
wtf...thats all i gotta say...
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 3/12/03 - 9:41:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
From some of the answers, it seems adults don't expect children to be children any more it's very sad. I'm sure Bush will stop all funding to Nicaragua if the abortion goes ahead. Rape children force them to have babies. Yay for society.

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