Fury as rape victim, 10, who's 6 weeks pregnant denied abortion under US laws | The Sun

FURY has erupted after a 10-year-old rape victim was denied an abortion under strict new US laws.

The young girl, who was six weeks pregnant, was reportedly unable to undergo a termination after the state of Ohio’s six-week “trigger ban” came into effect in wake of the US Supreme Court’s ruling.

The young child reportedly attended a hospital in the state three days after the ruling where she discovered that she was pregnant.

However, she was handed the crushing news that there was nothing doctors could do in light of the new laws.

Last week, it was reported that the girl was forced to travel with her family across the state border to Indiana to undergo a termination.

The state have not yet banned or restricted abortion, but are likely to do so when a special session of the state assembly convenes later this month.

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Dr Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynaecologist, revealed to the Columbus Dispatch that she was contacted by an Ohio medical professional to help the girl.

She said her clinic has received a sharp increase in the number of patients seeking abortion precured from the neighbouring states due to the new bans.

“It’s hard to imagine that in just a few short weeks we will have no ability to provide that care,” Bernard told the outlet.

Furious campaigners reacted to the fresh case on Twitter as one labelled the new laws as “monstrous.”

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A second wrote: “This makes me sick to my stomach.”

While a third concerned mother wrote: “My child will be 10 in a few months. They are still a baby. I can't even imagine the suffering they have put this baby through and continue to do so."

It comes as the devastating effects that the ruling could have on millions of the most vulnerable women and girls is being realised, with more states expected to follow in Ohio’s footsteps.

Following the 5-4 ruling, experts determined that a total ban on the procedure could be introduced in roughly half of the country’s 50 states.

The states that may implement total or near-total abortion restrictions include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Since the shocking decision came out, Department of Homeland Security intelligence has reportedly notified law enforcement, first responders and private sector partners nationwide of potential domestic violence extremist activity in response to the news.

Protests have already been seen across several cities in the US as cops resorted to tear gas to stop the large crowds.

The situation has only compounded growing pressure on President Joe Biden who addressed the matter in a speech from The White House.

The president called the court's determination " a tragic error and cruel," saying it's sent America back "150 years."

"Let me be very clear and unambiguous, the only way we can secure a women's right to choose is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade as federal law.

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"If Congress, as it appears, lacks the votes to do that now, voters need to make their voices heard."

He also called for peaceful protests after the court's shocking decision, insisting that there is no need for violence and intimidation.

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