Brazil, Brasilia- A Brazilian prosecutor said Thursday that the raped 11-year-old girl had an abortion after the judge blocked her for a few weeks after she finished her pregnancy.
A federal prosecutor in the State of Santa Catarina said in a statement that Polydoro Ernanide Santiago Hospital had taken “measures to prevent minor pregnancy” after a formal request on behalf of the girl’s family. Stated.
The hospital said in a statement that it could not comment on the case because it is under the secret of Brazil’s judicial system.
The doctor had previously refused to perform this procedure because the child was 22 weeks pregnant.
Some anti-abortion activists claim that the Ministry of Health’s recommendations require a 20-22 week limit on the procedure. However, children’s family lawyers Daniela Felix and other legal experts say Brazilian law does not mention restrictions in the case of rape victims or when women’s lives are at stake. rice field.
An 11-year-old woman, who was 10 when she was raped, was in anger at her actions against judge Joana Ribeiro Zimmer in the 29th week of the abortion on Wednesday night.
Earlier this week, a Brazilian judicial oversight agency asked the child if he understood how pregnancy would occur in a hearing taken on May 9, and asked the girl to “wait a little longer” to save the fetus. We announced that we would investigate Zimmer about the proposal.
The girl repeatedly said she didn’t want to give birth.
Brazilian law allows abortion in three cases: Life-threatening risk of mother; A case of anencephaly without a functioning brain in the fetus.
The case sparked controversy between supporters of the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and supporters of the left-wing former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Bolsonaro, who is aiming to re-election Da Silva, tweeted “a seven-month-old baby” after news of the girl’s abortion.
“We do not discuss how it was thought, whether or not it is permitted by law. It is not permissible to take the life of this defenseless being!” He wrote. ..
Da Silva said in April that everyone should be allowed an abortion, but for a few days despite believing that women should be allowed a choice as a public health issue. He said he would oppose abortion within.
The case, reported by the website The Intercept Brasil last week, urged an association of justice of the peace and human rights groups to remove Zimmer from her post.
“We will not talk about some of the illegally leaked hearings,” Zimmer said in a statement Wednesday. She also said she would keep her silence in this case “to protect the child legitimately and completely.”
An investigation into Zimmer’s method is carried out by the same Santa Catarina court system in southern Brazil, where the decision is referred to her own court in southern Brazil, after which the National Oversight Agency makes the final decision. ———
Savarese reported from São Paulo.