Faith Groups Are Trying To Block Emergency Contraception For Raped Migrant Children
BY ESTHER YU-HSI LEE POSTED ON MARCH 5, 2015 AT 8:02 AM UPDATED: MARCH 5, 2015 AT 12:27 PM http://www.thinkprogress.org
ESTHER WROTE: Estimates suggest that anywhere between 60 and 80 percent of migrant women and girls are raped on their journey as they travel across the southern United States border. But many of the organizations that provide medical care to these migrants are refusing to provide emergency contraception or make pregnancy-related referrals to girls who have been raped. What’s more, the religious organizations that operate these groups are opposing a move by the Obama administration to address epidemic rape of young unaccompanied migrants by requiring contraceptive care.
During last year’s border surge, a total of 68,541 unaccompanied children streamed through the southern Texas border from Latin America. Almost half of the children apprehended by border patrol agents were girls. Rape and sexual assault are “major motivating factors” for why girls flee their home countries of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, a Women’s Refugee Commission report found last October. The report stated that children on the run who traveled with smuggling guides known as coyotes reported sexual abuse, including one child who “told of how women and girls were kept in a separate room and could be heard screaming while being raped.” And even once in the United States, some migrants alleged that sexual assault (especially among LGBT detainees) took place in detention, sometimes by guards. … Please continue to read the article at http://www.thinkprogress.org.
My response: I thought that the f’ed up RR and other Faith groups objected to immigrant/migrant children staying in ‘MURICA let alone reproducing an American anchor baby (by whatever means – rape or consent). So why is emergency contraception for migrant CHILDREN being blocked (the fact that CHILDREN are being raped doesn’t bother these Faith groups at ALL, I guess)? Now they care (?) because it’s a fetus and and all fetuses in the womb are beautiful, however babies outside of the womb are slackers and users and … Illegal aliens! Tealiban crazies should be popping their faith-based heads all over the place right about now!!!