Health officials in northern Mexico have refused to authorize an abortion for a 13-year-old girl who was raped by a family acquaintance. Does the government have the right to interfere?

Health officials in northern Mexico have refused to authorize an abortion for a 13-year-old girl who was raped by a family acquaintance. Does the government have the right to interfere?
  • Yes, They are the GOVERNment

    The government have the right to interfere with anything regardless of context. They are the only source of law, I am not saying trust, love or respect your government. But just simply that you live in a society governed by a government that could one day make demands and it has every right to interfere because, it is the only coherent source of the interests of the country and people.

  • Yes the government have the right to interfere.

    Yes the government have the right to interfere. In a case like this an abortion should never be refused. If someone becomes pregnant due to rape they should always have the right to get an abortion. Especially in this case because the girl is only 13 so many issues would arise if no abortion was given.

  • Even Mexico can get it right.

    Some things are just not meant to be. 100 years ago, no one would have said with a straight face that Mexico would be the defender of innocent life while America leads the charge to snuff it out. It is truly horrific to see mankind willing to take vengeance out on an unborn child. The death penalty should apply to the rapist, not to the innocent.

  • When will people get that government interference is rarely a good thing?

    If a thirteen-year old girl is raped, it is beyond her control. If she becomes pregnant as a result of it, it is beyond her control. The only thing that she is in control of is if she needs to get an abortion, and because no thirteen-year old girl wants to give birth, she should definitely be allowed to have that abortion! It's not the government's job to oversee your personal life; it's there strictly for things like providing an army, making laws, etc. My view on abortion is that if you think it is morally right, then you can get one. If you think it's morally wrong, then don't get one. Obviously, this girl and her family think that it's the right thing to do, so go ahead and let them! I'm tired of seeing governments control people all around the world, and it's time we gave more power to the people instead of having complete government oversight 24/7.

  • Not at all

    This is completely unfair because how could a thirteen year old who has just started secondary coupe with having a child, sure it's sad that an unborn baby will be killed but imagine the endless hours of stress she would be having. Even so, it was a family acquaintance who was probably quite close with them and has made this happen through a serious and illegal crime. The government should allow this and these are my reasons.

  • No, it does not.

    The government interferes with way too many things already. It should not have the right to force this person one way or the other concerning abortion. The decision should be between the girl and her God. The government is not God, and abortion is still a sin no matter the circumstances. Every sick and twisted occurrence happens for a reason, and it can develop into something positive in time. I disagree with governmental meddling even though I agree with what they did here.

  • No, the government does not have the right to interfere.

    The 13-ear-old pregnant rape victim in Mexico should be allowed to seek an abortion. The Mexican government has no right to interfere with her decision to terminate the pregnancy which resulted against her own free will. Governments must respect the reproductive rights of all women. Instead of interfering with this poor girl's life, the Mexican government should be focused on vigorously prosecuting the rape suspect.

  • No, they do not.

    It is her body and she should have control over it. She is too young to carry a child to term and it ads insult to injury to force her to carry the child to term. The goverment should not have this much control and abortion should be legal in Mexico.

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