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Pregnant at age 10; giving birth at age 11.

An 11-year-old girl has given birth–and is now reportedly the United Kingdom’s youngest mom. According to the Sun, she was pregnant for “more than 30 weeks”, which is nine less than a standard full-term pregnancy and seven less than an early-term pregnancy.

Apparently, the girl’s family had no idea that their 11-year-old was pregnant.

A source who knows the family told the Sun: “It has come as a big shock. She’s now being surrounded by expert help. The main thing is that she and the baby are OK. There are questions around why people did not know. That is very worrying.”

Social services and the police are investigating. Many on social media speculate that someone raped the 11-year-old.

Others are blaming the family; some go as far as to claim child abuse is at fault.

Since the 11-year-old girl and family are anonymous at the moment, many are wondering who–or how old–the father is.

Comments on the legality of the birth and impregnation have sparked a fierce debate over a minor’s right to consent to abortion…

…and whether it would be morally right to abort the baby in this case.

Two decades ago, it was rare for girls to get their first periods before the age of 12; now over half of American females experience their first period by age 12. Although some on Twitter claim the 11-year-old’s pregnancy is “a record not to beat”, the downward trend of age at first period and the inevitability of creeps willing to take advantage of kids ensures otherwise.

Protect and educate your children, parents.