MANAGUA, April 4, 2003 ( – The case of Rosa, the nine year old Nicaraguan girl that was raped and became pregnant and later received an abortion when her baby was already 17 weeks gestation, remains a puzzle. Elida Solorzano, a pro-life leader in Nicaragua told LifeSite that those who aborted the girl’s baby did not retain the fetal remains for DNA evidence against the rapist.  The pro-abortion feminist group calling itself “Women’s Network Against Violence” has had the girl and her parents in hiding since the case emerged, and continues to conceal their whereabouts even after the abortion.  Even the Ministry of Health, which is responsible to evaluate the girl’s health, does not know where she is.  The pro-abortion group said an abortion was necessary to save the girl’s life, however medical examiners said the risks of an abortion were the same as those of giving birth.  The recent news of the healthy birth of a baby to a nine-year-old in El Salvador demonstrates the possibility of such births without serious physical complications for the mother.  Mrs. Solorzano also told LifeSite that it has not yet been determined who was responsible for Rosa’s pregnancy.  An 18-year-old suspect who is being held in custody will be released since he was not found to have the same sexually transmitted diseases that Rosa sustained during the assault.  Rosa’s stepfather is suspected by some of being the rapist.  However, since the abortionists – who received permission to abort the child from the step father-  destroyed the baby’s remains, there is no evidence to identify the culprit.  Pro-life groups charge that the “Women’s Network Against Violence” has no interest in brining the rapist to justice, but only to further their cause of making abortion legal.  They have approached the District Attorney with a list of 11 violations of the law in the case.  However the DA’s office has not responded to the group in the mandatory time allotted.  The pro-life groups plan to press the issue but were not surprised by the resistance from   the DA’s office.  The assistant District Attorney is the founder of a pro-abortion NGO which in turn is a member of “Women’s Network Against Violence.”  See related LifeSite coverage:


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