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Monday, June 30, 2008

Finally, Some Rational Thinking!!

When I first read a story about this, I thought for sure that the answer would be no. I'm actually pleased to hear that I've been proven wrong.

Romanian child rape victim allowed abortion

(CNN) -- A Romanian government committee has decided to allow a pregnant 11-year-old who was raped by her teenage uncle to have an abortion, a government spokesman said Friday.

The girl is 21 weeks pregnant -- too far along to have an abortion in Romania, where the limit is 14 weeks unless the pregnancy poses problems for the mother's health, said the spokesman, who asked not to be named.

The girl's parents had said they would take their daughter to Britain for an abortion if the committee did not allow her to have one in Romania. Abortions are legal in Britain up to 24 weeks.

It was unclear whether the parents would still take the girl to Britain following the committee's decision, reached late Thursday.

Church groups have opposed an abortion for the girl, the government spokesman said. The Romanian Orthodox Church has urged the girl to keep the baby, and has said it will take care of the baby if the family wants to give it up for adoption, he said.

The uncle who raped the girl has since disappeared, the Romanian Health Ministry said. Media reports say the uncle is age 19.

This was just yet another example of insanity on the part of a church. This is a child we're talking about. She was raped and became pregnant as a result of the rape. Yet, the Romanian Orthodox Church doesn't give a rats ass about that. All they're concerned with is making this child give birth, or taking the child to raise. The audacity is astounding!!

I have to give credit to the government committee. They made the right decision.

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