Again, I never said that I felt that it was the best option, just that the individual staff member doing this obviously felt it was the best she could do in the situation, given certain constraints. These arguments should be made to the nurse, not me.Aborting an unborn baby that is the result of a rape or molestation is like applying a bandaide over a gaping wound rather than cleaning it out and sewing it up.
Children who are victims of rape or molestation need counseling and support. Also, by not reporting a rape or molestation to the authorities, the predator will remain free to victimize other children and teens.
An uninformed parent will not know that their child/teen should be monitored in case of infection or hemmoraging. IMO, the physical and mental health of a minor should always trump patient confidentiality.
Next time I'm going to bold the qualifiers in my sentence like "I can see how" and "I don't like it but" and "in their perspective".
The choice was between that, and the young girl already in trouble having even less options once her parents were involved. While I doubt I'd choose the former over the latter, that's what she's done. The situation was a moral dilemma, and it was set up as such. People often make terrible choices in a moral dilemma, and then people not in that situation get the privilege of making unmitigated value judgments against them. I wouldn't want to be in that situation for quids.Understood, but we're talking about aiding and abetting sexual abuse of a child. Surely you can't condone that, no matter what the circumstances.
Many 13 year olds having sex with an older man would not view themselves as rape victims. Whether that's true or not, the ramifications of getting parents involved, having her counselled for rape and potentially forcing her to carry the pregnancy to term isn't necessarily going to seem to her like compassionate help and she won't necessarily be grateful that someone did the Right Thing. While that may be immaterial to the moral or legal question here, it's a reason why the options may have seemed a lot more difficult to the person involved than it does to us looking on.