Mexican parents are fighting for their 13-year-old daughter's right to an abortion after a rape by a family acquaintance resulted in a pregnancy, Fox News Latino reports.
While abortion is legal in the country in cases of rape, officials in northern Mexico have denied the service to the girl, saying that she consented to the assault even if through deception or seduction.
Regina Tames, director of the Group for Information on Reproductive Choice, and the family are fighting back.
"She has the right as the victim of sexual aggression to end the pregnancy," Tames said. "The classification of the crime doesn't matter."
The attack occurred in May, and the parents immediately alerted state investigators. However, the girl was not given emergency contraception, as the state should have provided her.
Tames said her organization didn't know about the assault until last week. She said that the parents were considering bringing the teen to Mexico City for an abortion, as the procedure is legal there for up to 12 weeks.