A cesarean section carried out on an 11-year-old girl raped by her grandmother’s husband has reopened the debate about abortion in Argentina, where rules on pregnancy terminations are strict.
“I want you to take out of my tummy what the old man put there,” the girl had said in a complaint lodged with authorities in the northern province of Tucuman.
She and her mother then submitted an abortion request.
That procedure took seven weeks, though, as doctors invoked their right to conscientious objection.
Argentine authorities often drag their feet in such cases until the legal window for an abortion has passed.
At 23 weeks, doctors deemed the girl to be in danger but instead of an abortion, they performed a caesarean section.
Source : msn.com