Brazilian Minister for Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alves, has defended that the 10-year-old girl, who was raped by her uncle for years, should have a caesarean section instead of an abortion when she became pregnant. A case that rocked Brazilian public opinion a month ago and was rejected by Jair Bolsonaro’s Conservative government, which tried to cripple medical interventions.
“The doctors at Espiritu Santo did not want an abortion, they were ready to anticipate the delivery. This girl could have had a caesarean section, delivered the baby and put it in an incubator, if she survived she survived. If not, had her a worthy death. ” Alves said in an interview for a program on the Globo network.
Last month, a 10-year-old girl was known to have been raped by her uncle in Vitoria, Espíritu Santo in eastern Brazil, when she was six years old.
Faced with the refusal of doctors of that state to perform an abortion, the girl moved Recife, the capital of Pernambuco, to a legal break in pregnancy approved by the Brazilian judiciary.