No decision has been taken on whether there will be an abortion in the case of a pregnant twelve year old who is the victim of rape, the mother of the pregnant child has told the Times.
“I don’t know yet because my mind is still hot and I don’t know what I will do yet,” the mother of the pregnant youngster said.
“I am still thinking about it.”
The woman told the Times she had not discussed the issue with the twelve year old.
She said she was frustrated.
“I can’t eat, I can’t sleep,” the woman said.
It was discovered this week that the woman’s twelve year old daughter was some three months pregnant.
An examination was conducted after the child revealed that she had been raped by a ‘trusted’ family friend who is thirty-two years old.
“I just need some counselling for her,” the mother of the child told the Times, adding that her pregnant daughter is ill and in distress.
According to information, most females have abortions in the first three months of pregnancy while a few abortions occur in the second trimester (4 to 6 months of pregnancy).
Abortion is legally permissible in Saint Lucia in cases of rape, incest or if needed to protect the “health” of the mother.