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Court orders abortion for 11-year-old who said pregnancy made her feel ‘special’

A U.K. judge ordered a pregnant 11-year-old to get an abortion, ruling that termination was in the girl’s best interest, according to local media reports. 

Court documents stemming from a private hearing last month have since been publicly released and show that a 10-year-old girl only identified as AZ was raped by a 14-year-old boy she met online. She was reportedly raped a few weeks later by another 14-year-old boy after her 11th birthday, the Independent reported. 

“She became pregnant after being raped by a 14-year-old she met on the internet when she was aged 10, on the 18th or 21st of May 2023,” London High Court judge Emma Arbuthnot, known professionally as Mrs. Justice Arbuthnot, said in her ruling. 

“She was raped by another 14-year-old boy on the 11th of June 2023, but he did not make her pregnant.”

The judge ordered investigators to collect tissue from the girl’s placenta for forensic testing as part of a criminal investigation into the alleged rape

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