Not A Woman’s Body After All: Teen Mother Sells Unborn Baby Via Facebook But Gets Arrested

So someone explain to me how a pregnant woman has the right to abort her child and yet can get arrested for selling the unborn baby on FaceBook. If she has the right to kill the child, how can she not have the right to sell the child?

This happened in Chile where abortion is legal, just like it is in the U.S.

The 18-year-old woman, named as Veronica Carrera Chaparro, was arrested alongside her mother and sister who are accused of helping her with the sale.

Police claim that Chaparro found out she was two months pregnant in February 2013.


Chaparro’s 42-year-old mother Angela Chaparro, and her 24-year-old sister Daniela Perez reportedly gave her three options.

‘Sell it, abort it or give it up for adoption,’ is what police chief Miguel Ampuero said she was asked to decide.

The as yet unborn baby was put up for sale on social networking site Facebook, and attracted immediate interest from a couple in the city of Concepcion.

However, the parties could not negotiate a deal.

A family from the Santiago neighborhood of Puente Alto then got in touch, who offered to pay the child’s $1,135 formal registration fees.

The baby was eventually born on November 4 and, the following day, the husband of the buyers allegedly paid the sum to authorities.

In U.S. currency, she wanted the equivalent of a whopping one hundred dollars in exchange for her baby.

Now, with everyone arrested, the judge has stated that the prosecution’s case may prove “complex” because, “not a crime to offer over the internet the delivery of a newborn, even though financial compensation is offered.”

Is it a crime in America? I’m pretty sure it is. But, again, how does that make any sense? If a woman has the right to abort a baby, because it involves her body and her privacy, then why can the state violate her privacy when she offers to let someone else have the baby in exchange for money?

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