Paraguay ‘Completely Rules Out’ Abortion for 10-Y-O Girl Allegedly Raped by Stepfather; Catholic Leader Says Controversial Case Is ‘Diving Country in Two’

Paraguay’s Health Minister Antonio Barrios has said that an impregnated 10-year-old girl will not be granted the abortion her mother is seeking, despite pressure from human rights groups to allow the procedure in this case. A leading Catholic clergyman has meanwhile said that the controversial case is “dividing the country in two.”