Children having children. How about aged 9?

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The Straits Times reports:

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – A Mexican girl aged nine has given birth to a girl of her own, local authorities and family members said on Wednesday.  

“The girl was just over eight when she got pregnant. The father is a boy who is 17, but we have not found him, since he ran away,” the mother of the girl, identified only as Dafne, told local officials in Jalisco state.

“We are looking for the young man to get his story because she does not understand what has happened. This is a rape or child sex abuse case,” said Jorge Villasenor with the state prosectors’ office.

The baby girl was born January 27 in Zoquipan Hospital, weighing 2.7 kilos (5.7 lbs). Both girls were released from the hospital over the weekend, apparently doing well, but the hospital said it would have to do extensive followup due to the new mother’s age.

Mexico is one of the Roman Catholic Church’s strongholds.

In how many other circumstances would any family allow an 8 year old girl carry a pregnancy to full term?



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  • Andrei

    In how many other circumstances would any family allow an 8 year old girl carry a pregnancy to full term?

    Highly unusual but not unknown in various places, there was one girl who became a grandmother at 17.

    Of course you might well not know the girl was pregnant until she was near to full term or even about to deliver- it is not something you would suspect, so an anti Catholic, pro abort statement is a little over eager

    • She was nine years old…and you are suggesting you might not know she was pregnant? What planet are you from Andrei?

      • Andrei

        The planet reality, even adult women occaisionally give birth without realizing they were pregnant.

        You wouldn’t expect a 9 year old to be pregnant in the normal course of events so you wouldn’t even check for it until it was fairly far advanced and showing physical signs if all was going fairly smoothly

        • fozzie2

          Seriously andy you cannot compare the body of a 9year old child to an adult woman ! Am presuming you have never been pregnant – coz if you had you would know what you are suggesting is just – well insane !! The Catholic church I grew up in were masters of hiding teen pregnancies. Several of my classmates ‘disappeared’ to the ‘farm’….

  • Patrick

    sounds like Phill Goff’s utopia – remember he wanted to lower the age of consent to 12

  • Rodger T

    This is what the catholic church does to people who try to protect children,

    In the twisted reality that is the religious cult of death and misery, the life of the fetus is more important than the life of the mother.

    And this is what the church says when it thinks it is going to lose money,

  • Blair Mulholland

    In how many other circumstances would any family allow an 8 year old girl carry a pregnancy to full term?
    In any circumstance where it would be appalling to force an eight year old to have an abortion I would have thought.