Honduras – ‘I Can No Longer Continue to Live Here’

‘I Can No Longer Continue to Live Here’
What’s driving so many Honduran women to the U.S. border? The reality is worse than you’ve heard.

By JILL FILIPOVIC
June 07, 2019

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — In a small town tucked in the hills outside Tegucigalpa, there is a stuffed gray bunny rabbit that knows a little girl’s secrets. “I tell him all my things,” she says. “About how I’m doing, and when I feel sad.” She feels sad a lot lately. “I start thinking about things that I shouldn’t be thinking,” she says.

There are a lot of things she shouldn’t be thinking. She is 12 years old and just weeks away from giving birth to a baby.

Continued: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/06/07/domestic-violence-immigration-asylum-caravan-honduras-central-america-227086

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Baranyai: Strict abortion bans harm girls forced to give birth

Baranyai: Strict abortion bans harm girls forced to give birth
The fate of one individual can galvanize public sentiment. So it is with the widespread tragedy of children forced into childbirth

Robin Baranyai
Published on: March 30, 2018

Statistics of tragedy can become meaningless; the scope of suffering, vague. Yet the fate of one individual can galvanize public sentiment – three-year-old Alan Kurdi, drowned escaping the conflict in Syria, or Kim Phuc, Vietnam’s “napalm girl.”

So it is with the widespread tragedy of children forced into childbirth. Every year, worldwide, two million girls aged 14 and under have babies themselves, because they don’t have access to safe, legal abortion.

Continued: http://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/baranyai-strict-abortion-bans-harm-girls-forced-to-give-birth

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India: Child denied abortion, mother asks: What does a 10-yr-old know

Child denied abortion, mother asks: What does a 10-yr-old know

The girl, subjected to repeated rape, allegedly by her maternal uncle, is approximately 30 weeks pregnant, according to doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Chandigarh, who have examined the girl.

Written by Parul , Adil Akhzer , Saurabh Prashar | Chandigarh
July 23, 2017

SHE loves to draw, and her favourite cartoon on television is Pokemon. Her elder sister says her favourite subject is English, though for many months now, she has not attended school. At their one-room home, the servant quarters of a government official’s residence in Chandigarh, the 10-year-old girl walks around for a few minutes in the lawn — “doctors have said she should remain active”, says the mother.

Continued at source: Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/child-denied-abortion-mother-asks-what-does-a-10-yr-old-know-4763037/

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India: 26 weeks-abortion safer than giving birth for 10 year-old raped girl

26 weeks-abortion safer than giving birth for 10 year-old raped girl
Abortion safer than giving birth at age 10

Jul 23, 2017
Sanchita Sharma
Hindustan Times

A 10-year-old child serially raped by her uncle was denied permission to terminate her 26 weeks pregnancy by a Chandigarh Court last week because of fears that an abortion so late in the pregnancy could kill her.

Continuing the pregnancy is a bigger threat to the pregnant child’s life and sanity. Medically, the chances of the little girl dying carrying her rapist’s foetus to term are far higher than getting an abortion at 26 weeks.

Continued at source: Hindustan Times: http://www.hindustantimes.com/columns/26-weeks-abortion-safer-than-giving-birth-for-10-year-old-raped-girl/story-qctr2tDTfOUcs0GyMgZM3I.html

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