A 13-year-old girl is in the psychiatric unit of an Italian hospital after a forced abortion. The girl threatened suicide after her parents and an Italian court submitted her to an abortion, against her will.
According to "La Stampa" young Valentina suffered a mental breakdown after Judge Giuseppe Cocilovo of the Court of Minors ruled that she must undergo the procedure to kill her child.
Valentina had become pregnant by her 15-year-old boyfriend and her parents demanded she have an abortion on the grounds that she was “ruining her life” by becoming a mother. Valentina's mother said she did not have the money to support the child.
Under Italian law, the parents or guardians of a minor may force a child to undergo an abortion.
Since the abortion, Valentina has been confined to the psychiatric unit of Regina Margherita children's hospital in
“You have made me kill, and now I kill myself,” Valentina reportedly cried. "I am not crazy; I am only evil like a dog” for what her parents and the court have obliged her to do, she said.