Girl Raped by Stepdad Barred From Getting Abortion

United Nations human rights experts said on Monday, Paraguay's government has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being denied an abortion. In a statement released in Geneva, the four experts said Paraguay has refused to provide treatment to save the life of the girl, who is five months pregnant, "including safe and therapeutic abortion in a timely manner." The experts said, "The Paraguayan authorities' decision results in grave violations of the rights to life, to health, and to the physical and mental integrity of the girl as well as her right to education, jeopardizing her economic and social opportunities."



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