Posted September 08, 2018 10:19:47A woman in Argentina has told how she was sexually assaulted by a doctor and is now fighting for justice after she was denied an abortion due to the gender of her fetus.
In February, Maria Carmen Cunha was visiting a local clinic to have an abortion.
She was told by the clinic’s doctor that she was carrying a boy and could not abort her pregnancy, according to the Associated Press.
Cunha, a mother of two, was born a girl and felt uncomfortable talking about her sex life because she did not want to “become a target for ridicule and discrimination,” her lawyer, Sergio De León, told the AP.
A few days later, Cunba had an abortion when she was 15 weeks pregnant.
However, Cuntra told the court she felt guilty because she was unable to get an abortion because of her sex.
She was not informed of the legal process and was not told about the fact that she had been sexually assaulted, which is why she was not prepared to take the risk of abortion, the AP reported.
After the case was filed, Cuna went to the court and argued that she is not a victim of sexual harassment.
Her lawyer, Jose de la Cruz, argued that Cunya is a victim and that there was no reason for her to have the abortion.
But Judge Juan Jose César Torres rejected Cunas argument, ruling that the doctor’s actions were sexual harassment, the Associated News reported.
“He violated the rights of women, because he did not respect the dignity of women or respect the rights to life,” Torres said in a statement.
Cuna is one of many women in Argentina who are protesting against sexual harassment and discrimination.
In October, the country’s President, Mauricio Macri, signed into law a bill that allows women to be able to seek abortions from abortion providers.