Indian rape victim, 10, who was denied an abortion gives birth by Caesarean section

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-40961137

A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied permission for an abortion by the Indian Supreme Court last month has given birth to a baby girl.

The girl is not aware that she has given birth. During her pregnancy she was told her bulge was because she had a big stone in her stomach.

The baby weighing 2.5kg (5.5lb) was delivered by Caesarean section in Chandigarh at 09:22 (03:52 GMT).

Both the mother and the newborn are doing fine, an official told the BBC.
The girl alleges she was raped several times in the past seven months by her uncle, who has been arrested.

A local court in Chandigarh turned down the abortion plea on the grounds that she was too far into her pregnancy after a doctors' panel said that termination of the pregnancy would be "too risky". Later, the Supreme Court also refused to allow an abortion for her on similar grounds.
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Disgusting
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Hellhole~♪

(Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
Bloody Muslims.

Oh wait, these guys are Hindus.
Don't go there. Islam would have this child killed.
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I'm sorry but how could a 10 year old get pregnant?
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I think they made the right decision because an abortion would have been more harmful to her than a C section. At 10 years old she wouldn't have been able to withstand a vaginal birth since her body hasn't fully developed yet, and an abortion at such a late stage would have been even more painful for her (a vacuum abortion which would require them to enter her vaginally and she would need to withstand severe cramping for 10 minutes).

Very sad for her but a C section was probably the least painful route and best way to ensure she survives.
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A child under 16 is raped every 155 minutes, a child under 10 every 13 hours
That is ****ing horrendous.
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(Original post by JAMAL 69)
I'm sorry but how could a 10 year old get pregnant?
Girls can start their periods as young as 7 or 8. It's quite common for South Asian girls to develop earlier than those from European backgrounds, but I'm not sure why. Genetics probably
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She would died had they allowed an abortion.

But wtf I live in Chandigarh and was not aware of this myself.
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Well if you disagree with abortion on the basis of the foetus' right to life, which seems to be common, then the fact she was raped doesn't really change anything
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You cannot make an argument in support of abortion in general by appealing to an exceptional case. All that happens when you do that is that you make an argument for abortion in the exceptional case.
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Horrible news, but I suppose the decision makes sense if it posed less overall risk to her.

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