11-year-old rape victim couldn't have abortion under new Ohio law

  • Published on May 15, 2019
  • An 11-year-old girl in Ohio was allegedly raped by a 26-year-old multiple times, leaving her pregnant, according to police reports. A state law passed in April, but not yet in effect, says that victims like her won't have a choice to have an abortion -- they would have to carry and deliver their rapist's child. CBS News digital reporter Kate Smith joins CBSN to discuss her reporting.

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  • Steve the Killer of Ender Dragons

    Ah, so here’s where pro-lifers draw the line. When it may cause death to the mother.

  • Jon Anderson
    Jon Anderson 12 days ago +1

    People who voted for this law, are probably pedophile rapists themselves.

    • oyra123
      oyra123 8 days ago

      Well, that´s backwards USA for you.

  • Erik
    Erik 17 days ago +1

    11 tho ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • StarsSparkle Magically

    Who ever RAPED HER should not ever be able to see child and pay CHILD SUPPORT.

  • Kay 13 The Virgo
    Kay 13 The Virgo 26 days ago +1

    But some people die through abortion. Does anyone think of that. So instead of taking one it takes two. And she's so young too. You don't know what could go wrong. Not trying to sound brutal or anything. Don't attack me but I think if she keeps the baby she, the baby would grow and be amazing and change the world. Don't take away a poor life due to some disgusting 😷 person. I feel for her. May God guide her and her baby and may God bless her and her family. Choose life so that your children may live. The offender would surely be punished for what he did.

    • enchanted stan13
      enchanted stan13 19 days ago

      this child’s body isn’t ready to give birth. She can truly die giving birth but y’all pro lifers don’t care about the mother. Y’all don’t even care about the kid after it’s born.

    • molly xox
      molly xox 24 days ago +1

      Kay 13 The Virgo the chance of her dying because of pregnancy is much higher than her dying because of abortion.

  • KIN9W0RTH RU1ned
    KIN9W0RTH RU1ned 28 days ago

    Of course it’s in Alabama

  • Wesley Heartland
    Wesley Heartland Month ago

    Welcome to the great state of ohio.. where pig ignorant misogyny and religion rules

  • goodgirl inhell
    goodgirl inhell Month ago +1

    someone needs to SAVE that baby! by "baby" I'm referring to the 11yr old that was RAPED.. not the cluster of cells inside of her. someone needs to step up and get her to another state for the abortion.. and SERIOUSLY look for a more SAFE environment for her to grow up in!! this absolutely breaks my heart 💔

  • LLJ
    LLJ Month ago +1

    I think people under 18 should be able to get an abortion not over. And willing fathers should have a say to keep the baby if they can take care of it

  • Digit Dude
    Digit Dude Month ago

    Killing babies


  • ItzLayla
    ItzLayla Month ago

    If they get raped then they should have an abortion maybe there should be an age until you can’t have an abortion but they are forcing an 11 to keep a baby!? Imagine her in Labor!! I’m 11 rn and OUCH! Poor girl!

  • Mr.E
    Mr.E Month ago

    The Mother is 11 jears old an a rape victim. That don't changes the Fakt that Abortion is Childmurder.

  • Critical Thinker
    Critical Thinker Month ago

    This....is what religion does!
    Globally ban any religious practice....we'd see INSTANT improvement in quality of life, peace, health, etc

  • Sandy Hagey
    Sandy Hagey Month ago

    US is a backward country.

  • Amir Morris
    Amir Morris 2 months ago

    I chose to keep mine but 11 is too young

  • Maya The Cat [Sans’ Wife And Girlfriend]

    An eye for an eye-

  • Phoebe McCrimmon
    Phoebe McCrimmon 2 months ago

    Why do something evil to that baby because someone did something evil to you

    • SnapCrackleandPop _
      SnapCrackleandPop _ 2 months ago +2

      Because the 11 year old could face serious health complications if she were to carry out the pregnancy.

  • lovley the girl
    lovley the girl 2 months ago

    My friends a rape victim and she is getting a abortion. Ever since she found out she was pregnant she was scared and was having panic attacks. She could barely sleep.

  • Hope Elise
    Hope Elise 2 months ago

    I would keep it! I wish her the best

    • Hope Elise
      Hope Elise 16 days ago

      @enchanted stan13 i do i just think that you should care about both i get it and i would say okay for ber cuz she could die but if ahe were like 20 and just didnt want it thats not okay

    • enchanted stan13
      enchanted stan13 19 days ago

      Hope Elise this child’s body isn’t ready to give birth. She can truly die giving birth but y’all pro lifers don’t care about the mother. Y’all don’t even care about the kid after it’s born.

  • Girls from the block
    Girls from the block 2 months ago +1

    This isn’t about life this is ABOUT CONTROL!!!! You guys don’t care about a life you men want CONTROL OVER WOMEN!!!!

  • Ch.Bonnie Baker
    Ch.Bonnie Baker 2 months ago

    Do you realize that an abortion to an 11 year old is a life threatening procedure? Idiots! What is MORE IMPORTANT?!?! RAPE VICTIM! What about RAPE LAWS? What about the reality that this guy will get off with a slap on the wrist while this girl’s body is RUINED! Her heart and mind forever scarred. And you want to take it out on another innocent victim INSTEAD! That is sick thinking.

  • Mikaïl Noumi
    Mikaïl Noumi 2 months ago

    "according to police reports", but where can we find these police reports? How can we know this information is true?

  • Smüth Opheliac
    Smüth Opheliac 2 months ago


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    Where are all those pro-life people gone??? These people lack empathy for those women who suffer....

  • keaira danielle
    keaira danielle 2 months ago

    So she’s forced to be a mother because a man forced himself on her.??? She’s like in the fifth or sixth grade. What if she has complications and her life’s threatened.

  • Justin Miller Gaming -JM Gaming-

    I'm sorry, I had no idea we were in the Middle East.

    • Friendship Rider 13
      Friendship Rider 13 Month ago

      Justin Miller Gaming -JM Gaming- you know nothing of the Middle East

  • Sevann Parnham
    Sevann Parnham 2 months ago

    Every single women or in this case little girl should have the choice to have an abortion. I do believe somewhat into the pregnancy you shouldn't have an abortion but she is a little girl!!! She is 11 years old. That is disgusting.

  • Make Normalcy Great Again

    I’m pro-life, and even I believe teenagers should have an abortion if raped.

  • Oh yeah Yeah
    Oh yeah Yeah 2 months ago

    I’m 11

  • E.V. Gaming
    E.V. Gaming 2 months ago +3

    ADOPTION. That's always an Option.

    • SRC Studio's
      SRC Studio's 6 days ago

      You're not right in the head

    • enchanted stan13
      enchanted stan13 19 days ago

      this child’s body isn’t ready to give birth. She can truly die giving birth but y’all pro lifers don’t care about the mother. Y’all don’t even care about the kid after it’s born.

    • molly xox
      molly xox Month ago +2

      E.V. Gaming she was 11. She probably wouldn’t have even survived the pregnancy.

    • inhale exhale
      inhale exhale 2 months ago

      thats not the only problem dipshit.

  • Arsene FC
    Arsene FC 2 months ago +1

    I am very sorry for this poor girl 😔 personally I am against Abortion however if I was able to ban it I wouldn't. Its people's choice but I am against it

    • Arsene FC
      Arsene FC Month ago

      @Alexa Galway For me I see many different scenarios where having Abortion is fair and scenarios where is isn't, I think that I shouldn't try to abolish it as it is people's rights to do what they feel they need to do.

    • Alexa Galway
      Alexa Galway Month ago

      Thank you for being a pro-lifer without an anti-authoritarian approach. Abortion is a tragic act, but sadly a necessary one, to ensure women's autonomy over their bodies and sexualities. In my country a woman has access to abortion during the first 12 weeks, and I believe that works fine. I base that on the fact, that we don't have pro-lifers or pro-choicers advocating to limit or expand the abortion rights.

  • Teacupdogz
    Teacupdogz 2 months ago

    Just wanted to comment that this law didn't go into affect at the time he signed it & still isn't in affect. Nothing was stopping her from getting an abortion, but there have been no reports that indicated whether or not she got one.

  • 23Starcatcher
    23Starcatcher 2 months ago

    Women who have abortions after rape are 10 times more likely to die within the year than if she carried the baby to term. These women need love, care, and therapy; NOT an abortion.

  • Blessed Conqueror
    Blessed Conqueror 2 months ago

    There can be a medical reason to have the ability to do "abortions". Have more common sense, don't use this as a reason why abortion should be legal because in the end majority of the abortions will be just UNPLANNED PARENTHOOD which leads to the increase of stupid people who just have sex and have no proper protection, pathetic.

  • Kawii kitty chu loves anime’s

    I can’t tell you how disgusted I am by seeing this this is why I am pro-choice Everywoman should have a right to choose what she wants to do with her body what will happen if a 10-year-old is pregnant Who ever supports this should be put in a mental hospital or something because that is the right they should let her have an abortion or get in the legal abortion

    TAENOLD 2 months ago

    I’m 12 and I’ve been raped in my sleep when I was younger thank god i didn’t start my period at the time but I did get my period at the age of 10 and I see signs of someone coming into my room at night at this time I’m afraid of telling my mom that it could either be one of my brothers or my dad and I’m afraid to get pregnant

    • Vickie Hukill
      Vickie Hukill Month ago

      TAENOLD tell your mom and put a chair under your door handle

  • being gay is not normal
    being gay is not normal 2 months ago +2

    what about the pedophile he should be hanged

  • Crystal Meme
    Crystal Meme 2 months ago +2

    You know, even children’s lives get ruined.
    Getting raped: worst thing for a child
    Get pregnant after that: another worst thing

  • Eric Wood
    Eric Wood 2 months ago

    Needed abortions like this is very bizarre and rare. Libtards want to make real bizarre cases like this be an excuse for the normal barbaric practice. Evil godforsaken murderers!

    • inhale exhale
      inhale exhale 2 months ago +2

      but that doesn't mean they don't happen. in cases like this, if abortion was illegal, these people would be at risk. as a type 1 diabetic who can't survive pregnancy, i would not only die but the baby would too because I wouldn't be able to get an abortion.

    • Jack The Boss
      Jack The Boss 2 months ago

      Eric Wood No, I personally do not support abortion, so I’m not pro-abortion, but I don’t think that my personal opinion on abortion should dictate wether or not a woman has the right to control her own body. It’s similar to how you can support freedom of speech without supporting everything that people say.

    • Eric Wood
      Eric Wood 2 months ago

      @Jack The Boss sorry but pro-choice and pro-abortion are symbiotically linked. The self denial minds games of moral relativism doesn't work.... unless you're 12.

    • Jack The Boss
      Jack The Boss 2 months ago +1

      Eric Wood Because If the mother doesn’t want the fetus to use her body, then she can end the pregnancy by giving birth. I’m pro-choice, not pro-abortion. If the mother can end the pregnancy without causing the death of the fetus then that’s great.

    • Jack The Boss
      Jack The Boss 2 months ago

      Eric Wood No.

  • Billie Eilish
    Billie Eilish 2 months ago +1

    Can I have a talk with the rapist and my good old buddy knife

  • Ashubel Sam
    Ashubel Sam 2 months ago

    This is exception and she should had right to have right to do abortion because it's rape.

  • chuckk dees
    chuckk dees 2 months ago

    These new pro-life laws has put a HUGE target on white women ..... being raped by these white supremacist white genocide freaks ..... Especially by the ones who get laid naturally... that blame black and brown ... Who being thinking about rape anyway now have the opportunity to be a hero in certain criticals

  • Penguins LoveMe
    Penguins LoveMe 2 months ago

    This law is basically letting people get raped. Why not make the law called “rape whoever you want because you will not get punished law”

  • TheJasminglenn
    TheJasminglenn 2 months ago

    The girl was running away, being rebellious and caught at her child’s father house. He was arrested because of her age. This is propaganda.

  • SunNight
    SunNight 2 months ago +2

    That 11 year old girl has a heartbeat too

    • enchanted stan13
      enchanted stan13 19 days ago

      reDubbbzTV this child’s body isn’t ready to give birth. She can truly die giving birth but y’all pro lifers don’t care about the mother. Y’all don’t even care about the kid after it’s born.

    • molly xox
      molly xox Month ago +1

      reDubbbzTV and have her die during the pregnancy?

    • inhale exhale
      inhale exhale 2 months ago

      @reDubbbzTV thats not the only problem dipshit.

    • reDubbbzTV
      reDubbbzTV 2 months ago

      PrincessSarah , adoption

  • BB Panda
    BB Panda 2 months ago

    I came here because of an insane comment on reddit.

  • Research Both Sides Equally

    Everyone should watch "Unplanned". It answers everything!

    • Research Both Sides Equally
      Research Both Sides Equally 2 months ago

      @Da Pandwitch State your source! RU486 was approved by the FDA in 1996. It was approved by the Texas legislature in 2000, and in 2013 Texas had to change the labeling.
      Where is your proof?

    • Research Both Sides Equally
      Research Both Sides Equally 2 months ago

      @Da Pandwitch You need to research how abortions are done. Watch "The Silent Scream". It shows exactly what happens, and is narrated by a former abortion doctor. Or, do you think he is lying also? I could give you many, many resources to research, but you probably won't believe anything other than what you have stuck in your head. The truth is out there! Research, and discover what so many have been trying to show you.

    • Da Pandwitch
      Da Pandwitch 2 months ago

      Research Both Sides Equally according to the state she lived in the way they depicted the abortion wasn’t allowed til a few years after she left her job

    • Research Both Sides Equally
      Research Both Sides Equally 2 months ago

      @Da Pandwitch No part of her story is a lie! This movie mirrors all the research that I have done including the testimony of 3 girls who I know personally. One of those girls is my sister, and the other two girls my wife and I have been friends with since grade school! This crap happens every single day in this country, and it's about time people wake up to the reality, and quit burying their head in the sand! Do you have any proven facts that any part of this movie is made up, or are you just trying to spread lies?

    • Da Pandwitch
      Da Pandwitch 2 months ago

      It really doesn’t. Especially since some parts of her story is a lie. If you actually did research on how abortions are done.

  • Brad
    Brad 3 months ago


  • gabi brock
    gabi brock 3 months ago +4

    Idgaf about y’all pro lifers. Why be upset about 1 fetus (not baby) being killed instead of 1 fetus and 1 child being killed

  • Adriana Flor
    Adriana Flor 3 months ago +1

    I personally don’t think anyone has any blame or fault for the child . But let’s not forgot there both child’s both have heart beats. It’s sad that life is an option for a child and not a right. People are forgetting that all life’s matter we shouldn’t “punish” what was created by taking there life’s. Life is difficult itself with or without a baby

  • Adriana Flor
    Adriana Flor 3 months ago +2

    I try to understand both sides but my biggest question is what’s the point of doing another wrong when one has already taken place ? I also think about it like wow the young girl was a victim but so was the baby in sense. It was a product of a awful tragedy why should she raise that child ? When she’s a child herself ? It’s complicated and sad

  • Mark Wodarski
    Mark Wodarski 3 months ago

    The fact that the left has to use such an extreme situation shows how little water their argument carries. It's a messed up situation this little girl is in yes, but to use it as a reason for abortion to be legal across the board is very disingenuous. This is a very extreme case and is NOT the norm in terms of the planned Parenthood statistics. More than 99% of abortions are performed as a form of birth control. That's a sick and disgusting fact about abortion in America.

  • JAY Lee
    JAY Lee 3 months ago +1


  • Victor Gustafsson
    Victor Gustafsson 3 months ago +9

    No one:
    Absolutly no one:
    Pro-Life: "Well she can always give the child up for adoption."

  • Voting for Bill Weld - Republican Primary

    Is suicide an option for women with unwanted pregnancies?

    • penguin omega
      penguin omega 3 months ago

      Suicide is "illegal" in the U.S. apparently. The government basically owns our bodies 😞

  • Canine Riot
    Canine Riot 3 months ago

    Did she immediately report the rape? Did they have Plan B on hand? Probably not.

    • Da Pandwitch
      Da Pandwitch 2 months ago +1

      She’s 11.... most people don’t become sexually active til around 15-16ish. The parents knew about it. When it comes to sexual abuse kids are scared they’re going to hurt someone. The parents even tried to marry her to her uncle. The US cps system is messed up.

  • live oak
    live oak 3 months ago +7

    that "heartbeat" is more of an electrical signal than a heartbeat. the heart is not developed enough to for the fetus to be viable and able to survive outside of the woman's body at 6 weeks or 8 weeks. the fetus has to be 24 weeks generally, though there have been a very few exception that were a little earlier.
    the neurological system becomes developed enough for it to feel pain around 27 weeks. that is at 6 months and 3 weeks along. I think the laws we had on abortion were fine the way they were and should have been left alone.
    i really think everyone needs an in depth day of teaching about embryos and fetuses along with the biology of pregnancy and everything that is needed to get a better understanding.
    what I hear from pro-life people is all too often based on misinformation. I fear for girls who are already suffering from PTSD due to incest or rapeand now will be forced to have a child caused by those men. then, if they are very young, they will have to give up those babies. talk about causing trauma on top of trauma.
    daddy raped you, then the state forced you to have daddy's baby, then society made you give the baby away -- because you are just a child, too. it is like state required abuse of girl children. just more abuse.

  • Lps Kayleigh
    Lps Kayleigh 3 months ago +3

    This is wrong and disgusting! She is a child. She’s 11. How did this law get approved?! How did people approve of this law! She should have the right to get an abortion!

  • Kimochi Kactus
    Kimochi Kactus 3 months ago +7

    I hate my state because of this. Makes me so sick

  • C M
    C M 3 months ago +4

    It doesn't matter to these people what age she is. They think a women is some kind of breeding ground for humans rather they want them or not. Reminds me of the movie these hills has eyes.