Thursday, July 09, 2015

She's 13, She's Had 2 Abortions, But Child Protection Was Never Contacted

From the Abortion is a Shady Business File:​

A legal and human rights expert wants to know how a Winnipeg girl could have been impregnated by her stepfather twice and had two abortions before she was 13, yet not have been deemed a victim of sexual assault.

The offences took place in 2011 and 2012, but only came to light after the stepfather, now 35 years old, was arrested for assaults against two other people.

According to the Criminal Code of Canada, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16, but Busby said if both partners are younger and both agreed to it, it's unlikely criminal charges would be laid.

She added even if that was her explanation, officials should have investigated it further.

"If two kids end up having sex together, probably neither of them would be charged unless someone was an aggressor," she said. "[But] if it was your boyfriend, it's still a child in need of protection. The question is, 'Is this a child in need of protection?'"

Did anybody bother to ask her if she had a boyfriend. Did they check out the story?  Abortion at freakin' age 12! Whatever side of the abortion debate you are on, you gotta agree that that's a sign that social workers need to be called!

Maybe there should be a law that if a kid age 12 or younger has an abortion, a social worker needs to be called in. Something is wrong, something needs to be looked after. She needs some serious counseling. She needs someone to turn to!