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A 10-year-old girl from Paraguay is with child after her stepfather raped her. In addition to the heinous crime, the young girl has to deal with her country denying her the right to get an abortion.

Daily Beast reports:

On April 23, the unnamed girl was reportedly checked into the hospital by her mother. She complained of stomach pains and tests showed she was already 21-weeks pregnant. Earlier this week, her mother apparently requested her daughter be given an abortion, and when it was revealed that her stepfather impregnated her, the mother was taken into custody.

Doctors requested permission to perform the procedure. In Paraguay, abortions can’t be performed in the case of rape or incest, and only if the government decides that a life is in danger. In this case they decided it wasn’t.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is currently in the works of fighting this case. Board members are highly concerned that the young girl’s life is at risk, as she is pregnant at an extremely young age.

Still, the government of Paraguay argues that the little girl’s life is in no immediate danger.

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SOURCE: Daily Beast | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty 

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