Conservative Wingnuts Just Tried To Scare 12-Year-Old Rape Victim Into Give Birth
Both a former Alabama court official and a pregnancy counselor attacked a state court after it ruled in favor of allowing a 12-year-old girl to have an abortion without parental after being raped by an adult relative.
Win Johnson, legal director for the Administrative Office of Courts under former Chief Justice Roy Moore, argued that the victim was too young to make that decision on her own and that the abortion would have long-term consequences.
“(The ruling said the victim) was mature enough — and I’m going to put this in its starkest terms — to decide to murder her own child in her womb,” Johnson said Wednesday.
“Now, nobody has said that to her, I bet you, in any of her counseling,” Johnson said. “Nobody has explained that to her in its starkest, rawest form, like that. But what if it was, what if she really thought through it, even as a 12-year-old and said, ‘Gosh, I don’t want that on my conscience.’”
Lorie Mullins, executive director of COPE Pregnancy Center in Montgomery, also shared the same views as Johnson.
“The one thing that I can tell you is that it is not an easy decision, but I’ve never had a woman come back and say her life was better,” Mullins said. “There is no good choice in this matter. What I can say is that this girl’s life will not be better after an abortion no matter what happens.”
“She probably has trouble deciding what shirt to wear to school,” Mullins said. “The courts, the law has decided that she’s not old enough, wise enough and mature enough to make her own decision about whether or not she wants to drink, to buy a pack of cigarettes to drive a car.”
According to a report, the adult who raped the young girl was charged with statutory rape.
The girl and four siblings have been removed from the home they shared with their mother, stepfather and an uncle.
This young girl was extremely scared, but conservatives do not care. She went to court to seek a waiver from the parental consent law, saying that she was scared and did not have a good relationship with her mother.
After being denied the request by district attorney a family court judge approved her request last month and an appeals court agreed.
Mullins continued to attack the girl’s decision, saying that it was the wrong thing to have an abortion.
“I don’t know what the perfect answer is, but I know this is not it,” she said. “If I could actually speak to this child, the only thing I could say to her is you’ve been robbed of your childhood. Don’t rob yourself of your future.”