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Friday 12 of April 2024

Advocate: 13-year-old in Mexico Denied Abortion in Rape


The Group for Information on Reproductive Choice are relying on the decision of a judge to classify the assualt committed on a 13-year-old girl as a crime short of rape,photo: Wikipedia
The Group for Information on Reproductive Choice are relying on the decision of a judge to classify the assualt committed on a 13-year-old girl as a crime short of rape,photo: Wikipedia
Abortion is legal in Mexico in cases of rape

MEXICO CITY — A women’s reproductive health advocacy group says officials in northern Mexico are denying an abortion to a 13-year-old girl raped by a family acquaintance.

Regina Tamés is director of the Group for Information on Reproductive Choice. She says officials in the state of Sonora are relying on a judge’s decision to classify the assault on the girl as a crime short of rape. Abortion is legal in Mexico in cases of rape.

Tames said Monday the attack occurred in May but the group became aware of it last week.

Officials at the communications department for the state health agency said officials were meeting about the case and would comment later.