ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 13, 2021 / 19:00 pm
A young woman in Argentina died April 11 following a legal chemical abortion, the first such recorded death after the passage of a law legalizing abortion in December last year.
María del Valle González López was a 23-year-old student in the town of La Paz in Mendoza Province, Argentina. According to the Argentine newspaper Clarín, the young woman went on April 7, to the Arturo Illia hospital in La Paz for an abortion.
“There she was prescribed a medication - presumably misoprostol - and on Friday she began to feel ill. She was referred to the main healthcare facility in the eastern area of Mendoza, Perrupato Hospital, where they diagnosed a general infection that may have caused her death,” Clarín reported.
The investigation into the death of María del Valle was started by the Santa Rosa Prosecutor's Office, but due to its complexity it will be sent to the San Martín Prosecutor's Office next week, Clarín said.