Mexican Authorities Block Abortion For 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

[Trigger warning.]

Authorities in Mexico are restricting access to abortion for a pregnant 10-year-old who was raped by her step-father.

The girl's home state on the Yucatan peninsula allows abortion in cases of rape during the first 90 days of the pregnancy. But the 10-year-old girl is at 17½ weeks, nearly a month past that limit.

Advocacy groups are calling for federal officials and the United Nations to investigate the matter, claiming officials did not inform her of her abortion rights.
I don't have much to add, as it's all been said countless times before, but again, the fetus is alleged to be more important than the life and well-being of the mother, who in this case happens to be a child.


[Hat tip to Shaker koach.]

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