Some on another list thought me a little harsh in my concerns over the mother of the Brazilian girl raped by her stepfather having a role in deciding on the abortion. So interesting news now, via the Lifesite, that the mother is being indicted for negligence in the case. Also a few new details of the underhand tactics used by outside pro-abortion activists to get their way....
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
PERNAMBUCO, BRAZIL, April 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The mother of a nine-year-old girl who consented to her abortion against the will of the girl's father, has been indicted for negligence in the sexual abuse committed against her child, according to reports in the Brazilian media.
The woman, whose name has been revealed by the Brazilian media as Esmeralda Aparecida, denies that she knew that her husband, the stepfather of the girls, was abusing them. "He always treated them very well, I wouldn't have noticed that the situation was bad," she reportedly told the police.
Antonio Luiz Dutra, the detective handling the case, says that Aparecida was negligent. "She failed in her responsibility to protect her daughters," he told the media.
"How can she say that she was bathing the girls every day and didn't perceive anything strange about them?" he asked.
The case of her daughter's pregnancy at the age of nine made international headlines last month after the child's twins were aborted, and the local Archbishop of Recife announced the excommunication of the physicians who performed the procedure (see LifeSiteNews coverage at http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09030601.html).
Although the hospital in Recife where the child was originally admitted acknowledged that her life was not in immediate danger from the pregnancy, the media widely reported claims advanced by pro-abortion doctors that the procedure was necessary to save her life (read full account at http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032018.html).
After both of the girl's parents stated their opposition to an abortion for her twins, an international pro-abortion organization worked with hospital staff to convince Aparecida and her daughter's father, Erivaldo Francisco, to change their mind.
Although both eventually consented to the abortion, Francisco retracted permission later, after consulting with physicians about the true medical situation of his daughter. However, an international pro-abortion organization and a member of the hospital staff managed to move the child and her mother to another hospital before the father could officially notify the hospital of his retraction.
The abortion was done later the same day. The case has been used by pro-abortion forces to advance the cause of the legalization of abortion in Brazil. Currently, abortion is not penalized in cases of rape or danger to the life of the mother."