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Daniel Alvarado, a prosecutor for the public ministry, told state TV that the case of the pregnant 11-year-old would be treated as a rape in any circumstance because at that age a person "doesn’t have maturity to consent to a sexual relationship within law."
"It’s not possible for any person at that age to have the capacity to understand the consequences on an act of that nature," Alvarado added.
In Latin America, only Cuba, Uruguay and some local governments make early abortions accessible to all women.
Uruguay recently passed a law authorizing elective abortions in the first three months of pregnancy in the most liberal law of its kind in Latin America. Passage of the law was widely seen as a landmark for a region in which many countries outlaw abortion in all circumstances.
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