Crazy story here guys. A man in Paraguay has been accused of raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter and getting her pregnant. At the moment, the girl is 22-weeks pregnant. However, the Paraguayan law bans abortions except in cases where the pregnancy endangers the mother's life.
The Paraguayan Ministry of Health says there's no indication that the health of the girl is at risk, therefore the girl is to keep the baby.
But the girl's family is asking for an abortion and Amnesty International is backing the family.
Amnesty International official Guadalupe Marengo said,
"The physical and psychological impact of forcing this young girl to continue with an unwanted pregnancy is tantamount to torture,"
"The Paraguayan authorities cannot sit idly by while this young rape survivor is forced to endure more agony and torment."What do you think guys? She is really very young. Would abortion be advisable in this case?
Continue the report after the cut
Doctors learned the girl was pregnant after she entered a hospital in the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion, on April 21 for abdominal pain.
Authorities allege that she was raped by her stepfather. He has been arrested. The girl's mum also faces charges including breaching her duty of care.
Amnesty said the girl's mother has also asked that her daughter be allowed to have an abortion. But Paraguayan Health Minister Antonio Barrios said the pregnancy would continue.
The girl, who has been transferred from a children's hospital to Asuncion's Red Cross Hospital, will be taken to a shelter where the state will oversee her prenatal care.
"The Justice Department will determine later who will have custody of the mother and child after (the birth)," Barrios said.
Is this right?