Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Girls Under 19 Account for 30% of El Salvador Pregnancies: UN

1500+ Girls aged 10-14 raped every year

An average of 69 girls or adolescents become pregnant each day in El Salvador 
(AFP Photo/Schneyder Mendoza)

San Salvador (AFP) - Nearly one in three pregnancies in El Salvador are to girls under 19, according to a UN report released Friday that highlights social pressures in the country, which bans abortion.

In 2015, 30 percent of the 83,500 pregnancies in El Salvador were to "adolescents aged between 10 and 19," the study by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said.

An average of 69 girls or adolescents become pregnant each day in the country, amounting to around three pregnancies an hour, it added.

Health Minister Violeta Menjivar called the figures "extremely worrying."

Some 1,500 girls aged 10 to 14 were included in the pregnancy statistics, which "theoretically means 1,500 people raped," she said, presenting the report in a news conference alongside UNFPA representative Hugo Gonzalez.

She called for changes to laws that currently stipulate 40-year prison sentences for women who abort, even in cases of complications during pregnancy. 

One wonders what the prison sentence for rape of a minor is? Or what the conviction rate is for rapists. If it is like most countries the per cent of rapists convicted is in the low single digits.

But reducing the pregnancies through abortion is the wrong way to go about it. Reducing the number of rapes of children is far more important.