10-year-old girl reportedly forced to travel out of state for an abortion

10 year old girl A little over six weeks pregnant had to travel to Indiana for an abortion after he was denied the procedure in her home state of Ohio, the Indianapolis Star Tribune reported Saturday.

The girl was referred for an abortion on Monday, three days after Rowe’s decision, to Indianapolis ob/gyn Dr. Caitlin Bernard, she told Indy Star. According to the newspaper, Bernard was contacted by a colleague, a pediatrician in Ohio, who determined that the girl was six weeks and three days pregnant.

The girl was soon sent to Bernard’s care. There were no other details about her situation.

Future victims of sexual abuse, such as a 10-year-old girl, will most likely not be able to travel to Indiana for an abortion soon.

Until then, doctors are reporting a significant increase in out-of-state patients desperately trying to terminate pregnancies because abortion is illegal in their states.

“It is hard to imagine that in just a few short weeks we will not be able to provide such assistance,” said Bernard.

Bernard could not be contacted for comment by HuffPost.

Ohio prohibits abortion when the so-called fetal heart begins, about six weeks. Several groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the state law from going into effect on Wednesday. But an emergency stay of the abortion ban was thrown out by the Ohio Supreme Court on Friday, meaning the ban could be upheld while the case is heard, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Another 10-year-old raped and pregnant recently also fought for an abortion in Brazil. The judge tried to convince her to carry the fetus to term. Couldn’t she have endured “a little more”? Brazilian judge Joana Ribeiro Zimmer asked her, according to The Washington Post.


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