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ARGENTINA | 28-08-2018 09:35

Anti-abortion activists invade San Juan hospital attempting to stop procedure

A small group of so-called "pro-life" activists attempted to physically block the hallways of the Rawson Hospital in San Juan province to impede the transfer to the operating room of a 14-year-old pregnant disabled girl who had been raped.

A small group of so-called "pro-life" activists attempted to physically block the hallways of the Rawson Hospital in San Juan province to impede the transfer to the operating room of a 14-year-old pregnant disabled girl who had been raped.

The girl's abortion was supported by her parents and allowed by law, given Argentina's Criminal Code allows abortion in cases of rape.

A larger group of anti-abortion activists picketed the hospital.

Meanwhile, a local doctor is calling for sanctions against the medical staff involved in the operation on the girl, who was 10-weeks pregnant.

San Juan does not adhere to national protocols surrounding rape, despite the country's Criminal Code.

A 32-year-old man, Marcelo Villalobo, has been arrested in relation to the girl's rape.

Earlier this month, Argentina's Senate voted to reject a bill to legalise elective abortion up until the 14th week of pregnancy.

-TIMES

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