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How Doctors And The Church Conspired To Stop An 11-Year-Old Girl From Having An Abortion After Rape

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  1. mftrhu Link
    "Every life is worthy" except, apparently, the life of the mother - and it doesn't matter what she wants, or how old she is, or that she is fucking eleven, or that she was raped, or that the baby...

    SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMÁN, Argentina — Lucía sat up in her hospital bed as the priest made the sign of the cross on her forehead, the 11-year-old’s bulging belly visible underneath her pajama shirt.

    “Think long and hard about what you’re considering doing,” Lucía’s mother remembered the priest telling them. “Save both lives,” he said. [...]

    Gustavo Vigliocco, head of the health care system in the province of Tucumán in northern Argentina, wanted to make a deal with Lucía’s family — he offered to keep the baby in exchange for a house and a scholarship for Lucía [...] Vigliocco visited Lucía every day, her mother said. He was there so often that she initially “thought he was our doctor.” Vigliocco insisted on having Lucía “hang in there,” and would occasionally stroke her belly, the family’s lawyer said. He warned them that Lucía could lose her womb if they went through with the abortion.

    [...] the archbishop of Tucumán, Carlos Sánchez, decided to send a WhatsApp audio message to a group of supporters, imploring them to “guard, and serve the life of [Lucía] and her baby.” In the 70-second audio, Sánchez revealed Lucía’s real name for the first time. “Every life is worthy,” Sánchez said.

    [...] The baby, born at 23 weeks, was fragile from the start, and its health deteriorated with every passing day. Ten days later, it died.

    "Every life is worthy" except, apparently, the life of the mother - and it doesn't matter what she wants, or how old she is, or that she is fucking eleven, or that she was raped, or that the baby wouldn't be viable, or that pregnancy was putting her life in danger. Every single life is worthy except for hers.

    This story is revolting. I would say "I hope that the people involved in this travesty will be punished", but I know that nothing will be done.

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  2. alyaza Link
    this story is, on so many levels, just an utter clusterfuck. there are so many deplorable things at play here, but also just straight up wild things involved too in making this story what it is.

    this story is, on so many levels, just an utter clusterfuck. there are so many deplorable things at play here, but also just straight up wild things involved too in making this story what it is.

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