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Complaint Filed Against Mayor of Buenos Aires for Giving Anti-Choice Group Private Information About Rape Victim’s Abortion

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Complaint Filed Against Mayor of Buenos Aires for Giving Anti-Choice Group Private Information About Rape Victim’s Abortion

Robin Marty

A complaint over violating a woman's medical privacy could oust the mayor from his office.  

Yesterday, we found out that a judge in Buenos Aires, Argentina, acting in response to a petition filed by an anti-choice group, stopped doctors from performing a legal abortion on a woman who became pregnant as a result of rape.

Today, we learn how the anti-choice group got the woman’s private information regarding both the abortion and the location where it would be performed. From the city’s mayor.

Via Fox News:

Opposition politicians on Wednesday filed a criminal complaint against Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri for alerting a pro-life group that a rape victim was going to undergo an abortion at a municipal hospital in the capital.

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“Macri divulged information that should have been private and confidential, and that made it possible for Judge (Myrian) Rustan de Estrada to grant the motion presented by the NGO Pro-Vida, which caused the suspension of the abortion,” complainant Emelia Alonso told a press conference.

Macri’s actions could result in a fine, as well as up to three years out of public office, according to the report.

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