L.M.R., a young Argentinean woman with an intellectual disability, became pregnant as a result of rape and, with her mother, requested access to abortion services. The hospital staff refused to perform the procedure and advised that a complaint would need to be filed with the police based on Section 86.2 of the Argentinean Criminal Code, which provides that an abortion performed by a medical practitioner is not illegal if the pregnancy results from the rape of a woman with a mental impairment. A complaint was filed with the police against L.M.R.’s uncle for the rape, and L.M.R.’s abortion was scheduled. After being admitted to a hospital and preparing to undergo abortion surgery, the hospital received an injunction, wherein a Civil Court judge ruled that any abortion should be prohibited. L.M.R. appealed unsuccessfully to the Civil Court. Though the Supreme Court of Buenos Aires overturned the Civil Court decision, the hospital refused to perform the abortion on the grounds that the pregnancy was too advanced. As a result, L.M.R. sought and underwent a clandestine abortion.