Brasilia, Brazil – Brazilian prosecutors stated Thursday that an 11-year-old woman who was raped underwent a authorized abortion after a choose banned her for weeks from terminating her being pregnant.
Federal prosecutors within the state of Santa Catarina stated in a press release that the Bolidoro Hernani de São Tiago hospital had taken “measures to stop the pregnancy of the minor” after submitting an official request on behalf of the woman’s household.
The hospital stated in a press release that it couldn’t touch upon the case as a result of it’s beneath the secrecy of the Brazilian judicial system.
Medical doctors had earlier refused to carry out the operation as a result of the infant was within the twenty second week of being pregnant.
Some anti-abortion activists argue that Ministry of Well being suggestions name for 20 to 22 weeks within the process. However Daniela Felix, a lawyer for the kid’s household, and different authorized consultants stated Brazilian regulation doesn’t state a restrict within the case of rape victims or when a lady’s life is at risk.
The 11-year-old, who was 10 when she was raped, was in her twenty ninth week when she lastly had a miscarriage on Wednesday evening, amid outrage towards Choose Joanna Ribeiro Zimmer over her actions within the case.
Earlier this week, Brazil’s Judicial Oversight Company stated it might examine Zimmer for asking the infant in a photograph session filmed on Could 9 if she understood how pregnancies occurred and steered the woman “hold on a bit more” to save lots of the fetus.
The woman repeatedly stated that she didn’t need to give beginning.
Brazilian regulation permits abortion in three instances: rape; hazard to the lifetime of the mom; and instances of anencephaly, the place the fetus doesn’t have a functioning mind.
The case has sparked controversy between supporters of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and supporters of former leftist President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva.
“Baby seven months pregnant,” Bolsonaro, who’s looking for re-election towards da Silva, tweeted after information emerged of the woman’s miscarriage.
We don’t focus on the way in which it was conceived, whether or not or not the regulation permits it. It’s unacceptable to kill this defenseless creature! ” he wrote.
Da Silva said in April that anyone should be allowed to have an abortion, but backed down within days, saying he was against abortions even though he believed women should be allowed to choose as a public health issue.
The case, which was published by The Intercept Brasil website last week, prompted judges’ associations and human rights groups to demand that Zimmer be removed from her position.
Zimmer said in a statement on Wednesday that she “won’t discuss elements of the session that had been illegally leaked.” She also said she would remain silent on the case “to guarantee due and full safety of the kid”.
The investigation into Zimmer’s methods will be conducted by the same system of courts of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil and forward its decision to its own court in the state of southern Brazil, then transferred to the National Supervisory Authority for its final decision. ———
Savarese reported from São Paulo.