Debate abortion rights of Argentine girl raped by uncle

Posted on August 8, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Human Rights Latin America, Latin America Womens Issues

The judicial system in Posadas, the capital city of Misiones, is deciding this week whether or not to allow a 14-year-old girl an abortion after she was raped and impregnated by her uncle, reports Misiones currently has no specific regulations regarding legal abortion procedures. The mother of the girl told reporters that her daughter is nine weeks pregnant. She was allegedly raped at knife point by her uncle while her mother was at work.
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