Raped 10 Year Old Won’t Be Allowed An Abortion

The Young Turks · 790,802 views
"A 10-year-old girl in Paraguay, who is five months pregnant after being raped by her stepfather, had been denied an abortion that could save her life.

The child was admitted to hospital with stomach pains and doctors later discovered she was 22-weeks pregnant after being raped by her stepfather, Amnesty International said.
The charity said despite the high risk of the pregnancy and her mother's request, she has not been allowed to have an abortion.

Her mother's request to abort the child was not granted by authorities in the South American country as abortion is illegal. The girl’s mother is now in custody facing charges of breaching duty of care and being an accomplice of sexual abuse."

Read more here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/paraguay/11575694/Girl-10-raped-by-stepfather-denied-abortion-in-Paraguay.html

Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) host of The Young Turks, with Ben Mankiewicz (http://www.twitter.com/benmank77) discuss.
***

Get The Young Turks​ Mobile App Today!

Download the iOS version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-young-turks/id412793195?ls=1&mt=8

Download the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tyt