Friday, August 14, 2015

Paraguayan Pit Stop

Sorry to just drop this on you:

"11-year-old gives birth in Paraguay" by Pedro Servin Associated Press  August 13, 2015

ASUNCION, Paraguay — An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in this poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups.

Elizabeth Torales, a lawyer for the girl’s mother, said that the girl gave birth to a baby via cesarean section in a Red Cross hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital. She reported that there were no complications, and that both the mother and baby were resting.

The girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by her stepfather when she was 10. The stepfather has been arrested and is awaiting trial. The girl’s mother has been charged with negligence.

The mother requested an abortion for her daughter, but the government refused to allow it, drawing praise from religious groups but criticism from many human rights organizations and UN officials. Paraguay bans abortion except when a mother’s life is in danger.


At least the fetus wasn't sold off for parts or ti$$ue like here.