By Heather Saul
The child, who was raped at the age of 10, was denied access to a termination by authorities in Paraguay, a country with some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world.
Paraguay only allows an abortion in cases where the mother’s life is in danger and medical authorities ruled the child did not meet this condition despite the physical risk associated with carrying a child at such a young age.
Amnesty International, which led the global outcry over the decision, described the situation as “almost too heart-wrenching to comprehend”.
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