Brazilian Fundamentalists Blocked a 10-y.o. Rape Victim from Getting an Abortion

Brazilian Fundamentalists Blocked a 10-y.o. Rape Victim from Getting an Abortion

Here’s the gist of it: A 10-year-old girl, who had been a victim of sexual abuse by her uncle for four years, became pregnant several months ago. She visited a local hospital with the help of her grandmother to obtain an abortion, but she was denied permission. Hospital administrators refused the intervention.

That led to a legal challenge. On Friday, a court authorized the procedure for her because her life is clearly in danger and because she’s the victim of sexual abuse… but an alt-right activist soon leaked information about where it would take place and anti-abortion Catholics and evangelicals flooded the entrance of the hospital to make sure she couldn’t get in. They also shouted “ASSASSIN” at the girl.

The “good” news right now is that the girl was taken to a different hospital in the city of Recife (in a different state). According to one law professor, the procedure is complete and the girl is recovering.

Still, the whole controversy shows how anti-abortion zealots are more concerned about a fetus that resulted from rape than the health of a child who never wanted to be in that situation herself. The extremist who leaked the information claimed, without evidence or any medical knowledge, that obtaining a C-section would have saved the lives of both the fetus and the child.

There is more at the link above and I recommend reading it.    There are a lot of questions here to be answered.   Hugs



3 thoughts on “Brazilian Fundamentalists Blocked a 10-y.o. Rape Victim from Getting an Abortion

  1. Nan August 18, 2020 / 17:55

    This kind of “news” disturbs me to my very core!!! It makes me want to throw lighted torches at the protesters!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Scottie August 19, 2020 / 02:44

      Hello nan. I understand, it triggered me also. But I had to post it as it shows what they really mean by pro-life and save the children. Bastards! If you go to the link you will see about 10 questions still to be answered about the story. Hugs

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