Ten-year-old girl ‘raped by uncle’ has abortion in Brazil as mobs try to storm hospital to stop procedure
- Girl from Sao Mateus in Espirito Santo taken to hospital with abdominal pain
- She ‘confessed to medical staff that her uncle had been raping her since she was six’
- A crowd of religious protesters gathered outside the clinic as she underwent an abortion
A crowd of religious protesters tried to storm a hospital in Brazil to prevent a ten-year-old girl from having an abortion after being ‘raped by her uncle’.
The girl, originally from Sao Mateus in Espirito Santo, was reportedly rushed to hospital after complaining of abdominal pain.
She learned that she was pregnant and confessed to medical staff that her uncle had raped her since she was six years old.
The child added that she had never reported him to the authorities because he had threatened her, Brazilian news site G1 reported.
Pictured: Crowds of religious protesters gather outside a referral hospital in Pernambuco as a ten-year-old girl has an abortion
Her uncle, 33, was reportedly indicted for rape and is on the run.
The ten-year-old girl underwent an abortion procedure at a referral hospital in Pernambuco, where angry protesters gathered outside and attempted to break into the clinic to prevent her from getting away. to pursue.
Military police were called in to protect the young patient after right-wing extremist Sara Giromini allegedly disclosed the girl’s name and the hospital’s name in a video she posted on social media.
In a statement, Facebook said: ‘The video in question was removed for violating our policies by promoting potential harm to people in the offline world in a coordinated manner. ”
The girl, from Sao Mateus to Espirito Santo, was reportedly rushed to hospital after complaining of abdominal pain.
She learned that she was pregnant and confessed to medical staff that her uncle had raped her since she was six years old. Pictured: Women protecting the daughter of protesters
Protesters, linked to religious groups, reportedly tried to prevent the hospital director from entering the building.
A group of mostly women had also stood outside the clinic to protect the young girl from the protesters.
According to hospital management, the girl is doing well.
The Pernambuco health department said the procedure had been carried out with judicial authorization and that “all legal parameters were strictly observed”.
Sao Mateus Children’s and Youth Prosecutor’s Office is investigating whether religious groups tried to pressure the girl’s family to refuse abortion after analyzing audio clips sent to them .
Protesters, linked to religious groups, reportedly tried to prevent the hospital director from entering the building (pictured)