Raped Since Age Six; Pregnant at Ten; in Unexplained Limbo Awaiting Legal Abortion

The victim was abused by her uncle. The doctors and court are still "assessing" pregnancy interruption, guaranteed by law in such cases.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Pregnancy at age ten kills. This was the message, in the form of a hashtag, that took hold of social media in recent days, after the case of a 10-year-old girl who became pregnant after being raped in the city of São Mateus, in Espírito Santo state.

The victim was assisted at Roberto Silvares Hospital, in that city, escorted by an aunt, on August 8th, according to the report registered by the State Police, saying she thought she was pregnant. After a blood test confirmed the three-month gestation, the child told . . .

To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?