In 2014 Cerrano intervened in a legal dispute over whether a 14-year-old girl raped and beaten by her stepfather was entitled to have an abortion. Cerrano went to the hospital where she was being held and demanded her transfer to another hospital to carry out the abortion.
- "Gabriela Cerrano, senadora electa del PO en Salta: "El pueblo salteño saltó el cerco" - Infonews | Un mundo, muchas voces". www.infonews.com. Archived from the original on 2013-11-11.
- "Salta: La Justicia le impide abortar a una adolescente de 14 años que fue violada por su padrastro - LA NACION". La Nación.
- interview shortly after her election