Ten-year-old Pregnant Girl, Denied Abortion in Espírito Santo, Travels to Other State

After the rejection, the girl traveled to another state together with a SESA social worker and a relative. The destination, where she would have the procedure, was kept secret.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 10-year-old child, pregnant after being raped by her uncle, was denied an abortion by Cassiano Antônio Moraes University Hospital (HUCAM). A Court had authorized the procedure on Saturday.

According to sources in the Health Secretariat of Espírito Santo (SESA), the HUCAM has no protocol to perform the procedure. The hospital is linked to the Federal University of Espírito . . .

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