pregnant girl

In Paraguay, girls between the ages of 10 and 14 give birth every year. Last year, about 684girls gave birth due to sexual abuse.
Now, An 11 year old girl name withheld who according to authorities was raped by her stepfather gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Thursday morning in AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay.

The baby was born by C-section and weighed 3 kilograms (about 6.6 pounds). Villalba said both the baby and her mother “are in good health condition.” He also said doctors are monitoring them closely. They are expected to be released within three days if no complications arise.

The pregnancy was discovered in late April when the mother took her daughter to the hospital after the girl complained of abdominal pain.

The mother wanted the girl to have an abortion. Human rights groups, especially Amnesty International, supported her position. Paraguay has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world. It bans abortions except in cases where the pregnancy endangers the mother’s life

Guadalupe Marengo, Deputy Director for the Americas at Amnesty International said then. “The Paraguayan authorities cannot sit idly by while this young rape survivor is forced to endure more agony and torment.” The physical and psychological impact of forcing this young girl to continue with an unwanted pregnancy is tantamount to torture he said.

The Health minister Antonio Barrios said that, even in this case, an abortion would be a violation of Paraguayan law.Paraguayan authorities refused So, the little girl kept the pregnancy until, delivery.

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