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Outrage in Brazil as judge bans pregnant 11-year-old rape victim from having an abortion

A judge in Brazil has banned an 11-year-old girl who became pregnant after being raped from having an abortion, sparking widespread outrage.

Joana Ribeiro Zimmer is now under investigation after it was revealed yesterday that she refused to help the unnamed girl who was raped at her family home in southern Brazil’s Santa Catarina state.

The girl was raped earlier this year and was accompanied by her mother to a doctor in Florianopolis when she was 22 weeks pregnant.

A doctor refused to perform the abortion, saying they could only perform an abortion on someone up to 20 weeks of age and that they needed a court order.

It was then that the case went to Judge Zimmer, who reportedly told the court that if the mother wanted to protect her daughter, she would not “submit her to manslaughter.”

There are no other details about the rape of the girl who is now in her 29th week of pregnancy or the attacker.

Abortion is illegal in Brazil and can mean jail time, except in cases where the victim has been raped and the mother’s life is in danger.

Judge Joana Ribeiro Zimmer (pictured), Tijucas district manager, is now under investigation after it was revealed yesterday that she refused to help the unnamed girl who was raped at her family home in southern Santa Catarina state. Brazil.

Judge Joana Ribeiro Zimmer (pictured), Tijucas district manager, is now under investigation after it was revealed yesterday that she refused to help the unnamed girl who was raped at her family home in southern Santa Catarina state. Brazil.

The girl, accompanied by her mother, was seen by a doctor at Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago University Hospital on May 4. The Interception reported.

They then told a psychologist at the hospital that they did not want to keep the pregnancy.

Two days later, Santa Catarina prosecutor Mirela Dutra Alberton petitioned the court to take her to a shelter.

The prosecutor said in court documents that pregnancy is a high risk, explaining: ‘It is clear that at a young age a child does not have a biological structure in the formative stage suitable for a pregnancy’.

When the case reached the court of Santa Catarina, Judge Zimmer sent the girl to a women’s shelter to protect her from her aggressor.

Her mother, unnamed, reportedly said that had she not been taken to the shelter, she would have performed the abortion on her daughter herself.

The judge also told the mother that if she had allowed the girl an abortion, she would not “protect her daughter” and would instead “subject her to murder.”

After a medic refused to perform the abortion, it was taken to Judge Zimmer, who said if the mother wants to protect her daughter, she would not

After a medic refused to perform the abortion, it was taken to Judge Zimmer, who said if the mother wants to protect her daughter, she would not “subject her to manslaughter”

The girl, accompanied by her mother, was seen by a doctor at Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago University Hospital on May 4.

The girl, accompanied by her mother, was seen by a doctor at Polydoro Ernani de São Thiago University Hospital on May 4.

The Santa Catarina Court of Justice has since said the Interior Office is now investigating Judge Zimmer’s ruling.

The case has drawn widespread criticism in the largely Catholic country, with experts quoted in local media saying there is no legal basis for the situation, neither for the hospital’s stance nor for the judge’s decision.

The court says in a statement that it has “submitted a request for administrative measures for a proper fact-finding investigation”.

The IPAS organization, which campaigns for abortion rights in Brazil, says: “Because Brazilian law allows abortion only in cases of rape, fetal anencephaly or life-threatening danger, the country’s health ministry reported only 1,626 legal abortions in one country in 2012. with 203 million people.

“However, an estimated one million Brazilian women have abortions every year. Many of those women, especially those who don’t have the financial or social resources to see a trained, willing counselor, are at enormous legal risk when they decide to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.

‘The physical consequences can also be devastating.’

The case is on.

Last week, the premature baby of a 12-year-old Bolivian girl allegedly raped by her grandfather died after the girl from Chimore, Cochabamba (pictured) was refused an abortion

Last week, the premature baby of a 12-year-old Bolivian girl allegedly raped by her grandfather died after the girl from Chimore, Cochabamba (pictured) was refused an abortion

Under Bolivian law, abortion is legal for rape and incest victims, but the procedure can only be performed until the 22nd week of pregnancy

Under Bolivian law, abortion is legal for rape and incest victims, but the procedure can only be performed until the 22nd week of pregnancy

Last week, the premature baby of a 12-year-old Bolivian girl allegedly raped by her grandfather died after the girl was refused an abortion.

Under Bolivian law, abortion is legal for rape and incest victims, but the procedure can only be performed up to the 22nd week of pregnancy.

The pregnant girl had begged to end the shocking pregnancy, but had heard too late that she was late.

Doctors at Germany’s Urquidi Mother and Child Hospital in Cochabamba had rejected her pleas because she was six months pregnant at the time.

The hospital’s refusal to terminate the young girl’s pregnancy shocked Bolivia, with many calling for reform of the country’s abortion laws.

The child was delivered by Caesarean section in the 29th week of pregnancy. The health of the premature newborn was fragile and he was placed in an incubator but died.

The girl is said to have been raped by her grandfather in Senda F, in the municipality of Chimore.

It turned out that the older man, a farmer, allegedly raped his granddaughter many times before she became pregnant.

He is now in pre-trial detention in San Pedro de Sacaba prison.

The names of both the victim and the alleged perpetrator were not mentioned in local reports.

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