Brazilian judge investigated who tried to prevent an 11-year-old girl from having an abortion after rape

The Brazilian judiciary announced this Tuesday that it will investigate the conduct of a judge who allegedly induced an 11-year-old girl, who became pregnant after being raped, not to have an abortion, despite the law allowing it.

The Court of Justice of the State of Santa Catarina (south) stated in a statement that it had started a process in the administrative sphere for “the due examination of the facts” of this case, which is taking place under the secrecy of a summary process “because it involves a minor “.

According to the online portal The Intercept Brasil, the family only realized that the minor was pregnant when they noticed that her belly began to grow and that she suffered from repeated nausea.

A quick pharmacy test and a test at a private doctor confirmed in May that the girl was in an advanced stage of pregnancy, according to the media.

It was then that they tried to interrupt her pregnancy at the Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago University Hospital, in Florianópolis, capital of Santa Catarina.

In Brazil, abortion is only allowed in cases of risk to the mother, rape – as in this case – or fetuses with anencephaly.

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