I am curious if you all still think an 11 or 12 year old is old enough to make their own reproductive medical decisions without their parents (Or anyone else's) knowledge or approval?
Being raped is not a reproductive or medical issue. It's a crime.
It's a different debate. The question here was, if an 11yo or 12yo wanted the MAP, should she be able to get it? My answer was, and still is, yes, absolutely. Here in the U.S. rape victims are offered MAP as standard procedure no matter their age. Not that it would have helped the poor girl in the other debate who was raped, repeatedly, over two years. This girl might not have even gotten her period yet. The bottom line is, the more unwanted pregnancies we can prevent, the fewer abortion debates we'll have to have.
Wait is this about the map? Yes- someone who had consentual sex should get it.
are you making this about an already pregnant 11 year old rape victim? I'm missing the connection you are trying to make.
if you are cross debating- no one argued that she should be forced to abort. Some DID argue that she should be forced to carry for 9 months deliver from her 11 year old child body..... and presumably raise her rape baby.
I disagree. I think across the board either an 11 or 12 old is old enough to make medical decisions concerning her own body, or she is not. I believe in both cases, an 11 or 12 year old is not old enough to make medical decisions without the input of her parents or if they are court deemed unfit, then another adult. It is tragic and horrifying that it happens or that there is a need for it, but an 11 year old just should not be making these kinds of decisions.
Making a decision about using birth control is a far different decision than the decision to have a baby. Also the ramifications for the girl, her body, her future reproductive health, and her potential baby, are much different between using birth control and being pregnant and giving birth. I don't think it's ever a good idea for children to be having children. It's not a good idea for children to be having sex, but if they willingly do it and are responsible enough to want birth control, then I think it's senseless to say no and risk them having babies.