No decision on abortion for pregnant 12 year old

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.

She added:

“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.


  1. Anonymous
    October 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Abort abort !

  2. Hope
    October 29, 2016 at 8:50 am

    This is a family matter in the medias eye… much as everyone would like to know what will be done,its a private matter. Let them decide what to do. Her education is important as well as her health and wellbeing. Councling should be her main aid with the support of her family. I am sure she hears her story over the media….she should be thought of….let the pregnsncy part of her story let to rest. The man should be dealt with for sure but let the part of her pregnancy aborted or not let secret to her. It is stressful….with the thouth that everything happens for a reason no matter now tragic it is….let the imidate family and doctor of that individual deal with the matter of the pregnancy.

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