India: 10 year-old rape victim denied an abortion by court after becoming pregnant

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India: 10 year-old rape victim denied an abortion by court after becoming pregnant

'There are risks and abortion at this stage is tough, but for the girl who is still developing, the scars will be many' says a Delhi-based gynaecologist

Derek Hawkins, Washington Post
July 21, 2017

​A court in India on Tuesday ordered a 10-year-old girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle to carry her foetus to term, ruling she is too young and her pregnancy too advanced to have an abortion.

The girl, who has not been identified, is six months pregnant and sought medical attention after her maternal uncle allegedly raped her several times, CBS News reported.

Continued at source: The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/india-latest-news-rape-victim-girl-10-year-old-abortion-denied-pregnant-rapist-sexual-assault-a7853426.html