To gloss over sexual violence on children is to allow for its perpetration

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NEW DELHI  — A 10-year-old Indian girl who was raped by an uncle, and then lost her legal battle to have an abortion, gave birth on Thursday to a girl. Read the full  article at https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/898428035736625152

While I  am not perpetuating abortion, I grieve for the pain to both mind and body inflicted on one so young.  Rape is less a sexual act, than it is the infliction of a violent act upon the vulnerable. This traumatized child may resort to a  prison of self  isolation while the perpetrator of this heinous crime perhaps receives  a mere slap on the wrist.  I am sad to say that such a society should be classified as an enabler.

(by Ingrid Rizzolo Author of Splendor from Ashes)

26 thoughts on “To gloss over sexual violence on children is to allow for its perpetration

  1. Wow…I did not hear of this news. Sadly this bring into debate whether abortion is an option. Such a touchy subject and for the girl who isn’t yet in her teens to bare child birth is robbing her of her own childhood.

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  2. Oh we should definitely NOT ignore this. I’ve heard about this happening too many times. My brother who works at the emergency room of a hospital says it happens too often with kids coming into the hospital with their parents because a family member or relative raped them. Sounds horrific that there is not enough awareness of this because it’s been happening for decades or even centuries I’m sure!

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  3. Thank you so much for being a champion for this child. This is such an important issue that is discussed nowhere near enough and we need more people like you shedding a light on tragedies like this.

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  4. The absolute worst punishments imaged should be reserved for those who sexually abuse children. No culture, country or human should allow it to go on. Thank you for shedding light on a horrific crime.

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  5. Very sad and tragic happening, no words to say. But a gross movement is required to legalise abortion in such cases, but also to look after the health factor of the child to undergo such process.

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  6. This kind of news really breaks my heart. Growing up, I had a very ideal vision of the world. Now as I see it on the eyes of others, I have somehow lost my faith on humanity. I still believe that there are lots of good people around, but the presence of otherwise is very dominant that I worry about the future of the next generations.

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  7. It’s so said to have things like these happen to young person’s, how much can we do to help? We can’t save the world but we can try. This is the right time to create more awareness and fight this “curse” to the best of our abilities.

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  8. New Delhi is no more safe place for women. The perpetrators should be given the most dreadful punishment !!! Regularly news of raping minor girls coming up in Delhi NCR !! such a shame for so called civilised society !!!

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