Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina: F.A.L. Case – An abortion was requested by the mother of a 15-year-old girl who became pregnant after being abused by her stepfather. After both a family court and a court of appeals rejected the request, she appealed to the highest provincial court, which authorized an abortion. Following the provincial court’s ruling, the Corporation of Catholic Lawyers presented an injunction but failed to prevent the procedure from being performed. The case became famous after the teenager denounced having been raped by her stepfather, a 50-year-old police officer.