A 10-year-old girl who was raped has given birth to a baby girl in India. She had approached court and plead for an abortion, which was rejected by the court.
The girl was raped on numerous occasions by her uncle, who is under police custody currently. Her parents asked the Supreme Court to allow her to have a late-term abortion but the request was not approved.
The Indian law does not allow medical terminations after 20 weeks unless there is a threat to mother or the child.
“She gave birth through C-section today (Thursday). Both the girl and her baby are doing fine,” doctor Dasari Harish told.
“The surgery was uneventful. There were no complications whatsoever. The baby weighed 2.2 kilos (4.8 pounds) and is in the neonatal ICU for now.”
The girl apparently does not that she has given birth to a baby and the parents have decided to put the baby up for an adoption.
Her parents had told her that she was being operated for the removal of a stone in her stomach.