11-Year-Old Argentinian Girl Forced To Give Birth After Being Denied Abortion Following Rape; Infant Not Expected To Survive

The Guardian: Girl, 11, gives birth to child of rapist after Argentina says no to abortion
“An 11-year old girl who became pregnant after being raped was forced to give birth after Argentine authorities refused to allow her the abortion to which she was entitled. The authorities ignored repeated requests for an abortion from the child, called ‘Lucía’ to protect her identity, as well as her mother and a number of Argentine women’s right activists. After 23 weeks of pregnancy, she had to undergo a caesarean section on Tuesday. The baby is unlikely to survive. The move has been described as the ‘worst kind of cruelty for this child’ and has been blamed on an anti-choice strategy in the country to force girls to carry their pregnancies to term…” (Goñi, 3/1).

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