Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina: M.V. Case – In the province of Mendoza, the mother of a 12-year-old girl who was raped by her stepfather requested a legal abortion for her daughter. The judge rejected the request and revoked the mother’s custody of her child. Members of the organization More Human Life entered the girl’s hospital room to dissuade her from aborting. Following the ruling, the provincial government said that it would help her family improve its socioeconomic situation. Eventually, the girl gave up her request for an abortion.