When real 10-year-old girls start having babies, it truly is a matter of children having children!
We have heard over and over again that it is such a bad thing when “children are having children.” This statement usually is used to describe a teenage girl getting pregnant or giving birth while still in high school.
The fact is that teenage mothers are sexually mature and, from a physiological standpoint, not children at all.
This story is different, though. A 10-year-old Romanian girl has given birth to a baby in Spain. Throughout Spain and Romania, the news has been spreading at the speed of light thanks to the media and Internet.
The point is that this 10-year-old girl, whose identity is being kept secret to protect her, must have gotten pregnant when she was 9 years old.
According to reports, the father of the newborn is a 13-year-old boy who is no longer “in the picture.” The mother of the girl, who is a Romanian Gypsy, doesn’t seem to think that any of this is a big deal or unusual in the least. The fact that her 9-year-old daughter was having sex, and nine months later, that same, now-10-year-old daughter gave birth seems like it is almost commonplace.
It is unclear if any charges will be filed against the 30-something-year-old mother of the unidentified boy-father.
Believe it or not, this new mom from Romania is not the record holder for being the youngest new mother. That honor belongs to Lina Medina, a Mexican girl who gave birth at the age of 5 back in the 1940s.
What any of this means in the European nations is unclear. Will the European Union get involved in setting a minimum age of consent? Does the EU even have the power to dictate such a law?
Nothing is clear right now with the exception that a 10-year-old girl has given birth to a baby in Spain. The ramifications and everything else are still anybody’s guess.