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, 5 mos ago - Monday 4/12/04 - 3:37:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Didn't this nine year old child have parents of her own? She could take care of the child of the child.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 5:17:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
ispg, this poor child has already suffered enough, why should she have to go through with having a child? Her parents would want to focus all of their attention on her, to get her out of this patch, to bring her emotional maturity back up, so if they have to "murder" an unborn baby to keep this girl sane, then so be it.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 6:15:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
All mothers should be allowed to an abortion.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 8:41:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^Yeah, wouldn't it have been awesome if your mom did?!
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 8:45:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
If she wanted to, thats fine. I wouldn't of remembered. You don't know what your missing if you don't know whats out there.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 8:52:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
when a woman has multiple abortions as a means of birth control, it makes me sick. she is just a pig. a nine year old girl is no where near mature enough mentally or physically to carry a child to full term. although i do not agree with abortion, in this case it is appropriate. anyone who thinks this poor child should give birth is a total fuc*ing idiot.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 8:58:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, I hate abortion and I think it's murder, but I always stop short of saying people who were raped should never get them. Ideally, I feel they shouldn't get an abortion, but I've never been raped so I don't know. It's possible it would drive a person insane to carry a baby of a rapist. In that case, I still wouldn't like the abortion, but I wouldn't call them a murderer.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 9:03:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wow.. yeah, she should definitely get an abortion. Someone that young shouldn't have to deal with a birth.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 9:05:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why on earth are they considering not letting her have an abortion?

How is this girl going to cope mentally with it?
It's insane

18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 9:13:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^
Because you have people that don't care about the mother or anyone else, after all they don't have to live with it. They just care about the fetus.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 9:17:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
she should be able to have an abortion......

anyone on here who thinks she shouldn't should be aborted right now

18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 9:38:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
No way in hell she should have it. If shes 9, having the baby would probably kill them both. She would definitely have it premature. Plus theres the medical complications along with all the medical payments.

The girl's from Nicaragua, most likely she doenst have many toys to play with. Those of you who called her a spoiled brat should have your head checked.

Im pro-abortion, but not pro-choice. Its seems at least that Nicaragua has good laws set in place for abortion requirements. This is definitely an instance where abortion is appropiate. Those who disagree should be raped and forced to carry the child, see how they like it.

18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 9:44:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Her parents should make sure she gets an abortion as soon and as safely as possible.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 9:52:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
i am prolife, however, i think this case is a big extreme.. i think they should allow/mandate an abortion.. her body is not able to handle a child at the age of 9
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 9:56:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I do hope some of the people on here were joking, becuase i think it's pretty sick.

Of course she should get an abortion.

18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 10:27:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is wrong on so many levels that I don't even know where to start.

It's sad that there even has to be a decision on this. It should have been an automatic thing. If she thinks her biggest concern will be sharing toys w\ other children then she's far from being mentally ready enough, little lone physically ready, to carry a child.

Her parents would either have to raise the child or have it put up for adoption. And given the surrounding circumstances of rape I would have thought an abortion would have been her first choice.

18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 11:00:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Just saw this......I do not think she should have an abortion.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 11:33:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
leanan, that was ridiculously awesoem. as for those of you who AGREED with her, you're sorry excuses for human beings.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 11:35:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm pro-life. I vote for abortion in this case. The sin of the abortion/murder falls on the head of the rapist.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 11:47:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
^That's a very good point.
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 4/13/04 - 12:00:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
This story is from over a yr. ago.I wonder what happened? I hope she had an abortion,there have been cases in the world of pre-pubescent girls carrying a child (the ones that lived) and suffering extreme physical trauma from almost all of there internal organs being crushed because of not having the physical capacity to carry a child full term.I saw something on TV about these little girls in Africa going through this and not being able to even hold in bodily waste anymore there was so much damage caused,it was so sad,lucky for them,these missionary doctors performed surgery to fix all these poor girls (as it is very common there).Not to mention the fact that VD can cause birth defects,and would not be good for the mother or baby for 9 months un-treated.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 5/8/04 - 6:40:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am completely against abortion! But ruining 2 lives isn't right like people had said there is no way she is phsically capable of carrying a baby! The man who raped her should be put away for life! GOD this enrages me! I don't understand how people could do that! But she should be allowed to get an abortion, I was thinking maybe let it go to adoption but the little girl is at high risk of death and the baby won't likely live anyways because of the lack of space! So yes granted it should! How did it turn out?
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 5/8/04 - 6:59:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Obviously the abortion should be allowed.

Armando and Chump, I had to look up your age after your comments....at 17 and 8 years old, you guys do not really beieve that a girl needs to start menstuating to be pregnant, do you??

17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 1/7/05 - 10:14:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
The child should not be forced to carry to term. She is nine years old! If pro-life people still say "it's murder" then someone needs to double check. Not only would it be putting the mother in danger, since her body is still growing and her uterus is probably not even developed enough to carry, but what will happen to the baby after birth, IF the mother lives through with it? People are sick nowadays.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 1/7/05 - 10:35:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am generally agaisnt abortion, but I certainly believe there are some exceptions. This child is nine, and having a baby would seriously be a risk both to her and the baby. I think it would be safer to have an abortion, as a nine year old isn't ready for a child. Oh, by the way, some people on YT are so ignorant, and use every chance they get to slam Bush(it's becoming a little overkill now on the Bush comments). But that's just my opinion.

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