File - In this May 14, 2015 photo, a 13-year-old girl holds her one-month-old baby at a shelter for troubled children in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who had been denied an abortion gave birth on Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in the poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups.Elizabeth Torales, a lawyer for the girl's mother, told The Associated Press that the minor gave birth to a baby girl via cesarean in a Red Cross hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay's capital. Torales said that doctors told her there were no complications and both the mother and baby were resting. She said that her client, the daughter who gave birth and the girl's grandmother had requested custody of the infant.Paraguay bans abortion except when the mother's life is in danger.
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