Abortion is a very morally controversial topic. Many believe that it should never be allowed. But what if it’s in the case of a rape–and more, what if it’s in the case of a young girl’s pregnancy?
Today in India, a 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her uncle has given birth to a daughter after being denied an abortion.
The pregnancy was discovered after she complained to her parents that she was experiencing stomach pains. She had been allegedly raped by her uncle for several months.
“She gave birth through C-section today. Both the girl and her baby are doing fine,” doctor Dasari Harish told AFP.
“The surgery was uneventful. There were no complications whatsoever. The baby weighed 2.2 kilos (4.8 pounds) and is in the neonatal ICU for now.”
The child is now up for adoption.
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