Paraguayan rape victim, 14, dies giving birth
Doctors say baby is stable but relying on breathing machine
Tragic case renews focus on Paraguay’s strict abortion laws
Santi Carneri in Asunción
Thu 22 Mar 2018
A 14-year-old rape victim has died during childbirth in Paraguay, where abortion is forbidden unless giving birth threatens the life of the mother.
Her baby is stable but relying on a breathing machine, the medical team told the Guardian. The girl, who has not been named, had been hospitalized for 20 days because of pregnancy complications when she went into labor.