Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina: Courts of first and second legal instances denied a mother’s request to terminate the pregnancy of her mentally disabled daughter. Her 19-year-old daughter, L.M.R., became pregnant after allegedly being raped by her uncle. The case reached the Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires, which ruled in favor of abortion in August 2006. However, the hospital refused to perform the procedure, arguing that L.M.R. was in an advanced stage of pregnancy. The claimant received an underground abortion with the support of members of the National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion.