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Brazil: Raped girl, 11, gets abortion after initial refusal

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By DÉBORA ÁLVARES and MAURICIO SAVARESE
Associated Press

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors say a raped 11-year-old girl got a lawful abortion after a judge blocked her for weeks from ending her pregnancy. Federal prosecutors of the state of Santa Catarina said in a statement Thursday that a local hospital had taken “measures to interrupt the minor’s pregnancy” after a formal request made on behalf of the child’s family. Doctors had refused to perform the procedure when the child was in her 22nd week of pregnancy. The 11-year-old was in her 29th week when the abortion was finally done Wednesday night, amid national outrage against judge Joana Ribeiro Zimmer for her actions to stall the abortion.

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