Girl, ten, ‘raped by her uncle’ undergoes abortion in Brazil as crowd of religious protesters try to storm the hospital to stop the procedure
- Girl from Sao Mateus in Espirito Santo rushed to hospital with abdominal pains
- She ‘confessed to medical staff that uncle had been raping her since she was six’
- Crowd of religious protesters gathered outside clinic as she underwent abortion
A crowd of religious protesters attempted to storm a hospital in Brazil to stop a ten-year-old girl undergoing an abortion after she was ‘raped by her uncle.’
The young girl, from Sao Mateus in Espirito Santo, had reportedly been rushed to hospital after complaining of abdominal pains.
She was told she was pregnant, and confessed to medical staff that her uncle had allegedly been raping her since the age of six.
The child added she had never reported him to authorities as he had threatened her, Brazilian news website G1 reported.
Pictured: Crowds of religious protesters gather outside a referral hospital Pernambuco as a ten-year-old girl underwent an abortion
Her uncle, 33, has reportedly been indicted for rape and is on the run.
The ten-year-old underwent a procedure to terminate the pregnancy at a referral hospital in Pernambuco, where angry protesters gathered outside and tried to break into the clinic to stop it going ahead.
Military Police were called in to protect the young patient after right-wing extremist Sara Giromini reportedly divulged the name of the girl and the hospital in a video she posted to social media.
In a statement, Facebook said: ‘The video in question has been removed for violating our policies by promoting potential harm to people in the offline world in a coordinated manner.’
The young girl, from Sao Mateus in Espirito Santo, had reportedly been rushed to hospital after complaining of abdominal pains
She was told she was pregnant, and confessed to medical staff that her uncle had allegedly been raping her since the age of six. Pictured: Protesters outside the clinic
The protesters, linked to religious groups, were said to have tried to prevent the hospital director from entering the building.
There was also an act in support of the procedure and defending the rights of the child.
According to hospital management, the young girl is doing well.
The Pernambuco Department of Health said the procedure was done with judicial authorisation and that ‘all legal parameters are being strictly followed’.
The Sao Mateus Children’s and Youth Prosecutor’s Office is investigating whether religious groups tried to pressure the girl’s family to not go through with the abortion after analysing audio clips sent to them.
The protesters, linked to religious groups, were said to have tried to prevent the hospital director from entering the building (pictured)