When the Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade, many arguments from liberal Americans to have the precedent-setting case reinstated had to do with rape and children who get sexually abused. Although the Court remained firm in its conviction, U.S. President Joe Biden emphasized a case he thought would make people from all political sides, appealing to what he views as ”reaching humanity”, feel the pain the ruling had caused.
A 10-year-old girl was not only raped but impregnated. She identified her abuser as 27-year-old Gershon Fuentes. Following her I.D., officials arrested Fuentes on Tuesday under the charge of rape. Upon his arrival, police claim Fuentes admitted to raping the girl, whose identity was not released to preserve her privacy, on at least two occasions.
An officer testified that the victim underwent an abortion on June 30, but not without difficulty and jumping through hoops. As trigger laws were implemented on June 24 following the ruling, Ohio initiated a statewide ban on all abortions after they hit the six-week mark. The child was just over the six-week mark and got denied care in the state of Ohio.
Further from her comfort zone, the young girl was referred to an Indiana doctor by an Ohio child abuse doctor. Thankfully for the girl, Indiana’s efforts to restrict abortion access are still underway. She was lucky enough to beat Ohio’sOhio’sOhio’sOhio’s neighboring state’s ban.
Following the Supreme Court ruling, 26 U.S. states have either severely restricted abortions or are expected to do so in the coming weeks and months.
The case was brought into the limelight on Friday when Biden spoke to reporters about abortion access. Filled with resentment, the U.S. President said, “Just imagine being that little girl – 10 years old.”
Following his words came a mix of feelings from liberals and conservatives, furthering a division. Conservative officials discredited the President, calling it ”fake news and a ”hoax.” Many law officials took to Twitter to express the falsity of the story; those tweets were soon deleted upon Fuentes’ arrest. As officials take to Twitter to express their point of view, it seems to skew the public perception of what is real and what isn’t, furthering the people to blindly follow the officials they agree with rather than following the truth.
At the time of his arrest, a police officer testified that Fuentes admitted to raping the child more than once.
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement source told Fox News that Fuentes is a Guatemalan national and is in the U.S. illegally, shifting the conservative conversation from ‘fake news to an open commentary on illegal immigration and the damages it causes.
Fuentes was given a public defender and is held on a $2 million bond; he is a flight risk, and the Court doesn’t want to cause more trauma for the young girl. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 22, and if convicted, he faces life in prison.