11-year-old gives birth to girl in Paraguay after abortion denied

August 13, 2015 9:10 PM

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An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped has given birth in Paraguay. The case has put a spotlight on child rape in the poor South American nation and drawn criticism from human rights groups.

Elizabeth Torales, a lawyer for the girl’s mother, said the minor gave birth to a girl via caesarean in a Red Cross hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital.

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