Chile rape victim insists on keeping baby

SANTIAGO, Chile – An 11-year old Chilean girl who became pregnant after being repeatedly raped by her stepfather has declared that she wants to keep her baby. “I’m going to love the baby very much, even though it comes from that man who hurt me,” the unidentified girl told local media. The girl’s decision has created opposition from the pro-abortion side, which is pushing for the liberalization of the abortion law in Chile, who want to use the tragic circumstances of the girl as a test case. “She’s a girl who needs to be protected and therefore I think a therapeutic abortion, in this case because of rape, would be in order,” former president Michelle Bachelet stated, ignoring the girl’s express wishes. Chile has a total ban on abortion and the Chilean Senate rejected three bills last year that would lift the ban. President Sebastian Pinera publicly announced his support and praised the girl’s decision to keep the baby.

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