A young girl in Mexico gave birth via c-section almost two months early a few weeks after being admitted to the hospital for life threatening pregnancy complications. She is not quite 11 years old.
Via BNO News:
A 10-year-old girl has given birth to a baby boy in east-central Mexico after a pregnancy of nearly eight months, officials confirmed on Thursday. She was unable to have an abortion due to state laws.
The young girl, who is almost 11, is from the San Francisco Totimehuacan community near the city of Puebla, the capital of the state which carries the same name. She had previously sought medical attention on October 22 because she had been experiencing complications which were threatening her health.
According to reports, the child gave birth at the Women’s Hospital in the city of Puebla after a pregnancy of 31 weeks. The baby boy weighed about 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) at the time of his birth and was taken to the hospital’s intensive care unit where he is recovering from pneumonia.
Although both the girl and the infant are likely to survive, it’s a sobering reminder of what can happen when a young child is forced through a dangerous pregnancy because of anti-abortion laws.