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Supreme Court Allows Teenage Mother To Abort Pregnancy

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
AUGUST 03, 2015

   
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Supreme Court Allows Teenage Mother To Abort Pregnancy

Supreme Court Allows Teenage Mother To Abort Pregnancy

A team of expert doctors at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital has terminated the  pregnancy of a 14-year old rape survivor after the Supreme Court orders. The 14-year old from Sabarkantha was allegedly raped by a doctor but pregnancy was discovered in the 16th week only. The district court and the Gujarat high court had refused to allow abortion as the parents approached them after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The law bars any abortion beyond this except in case of medical complications.

The parents then moved the apex court, which allowed abortion after a medical experts' team in Ahmedabad confirmed that it would not harm the girl's health. Accordingly, the rape survivor was admitted in the Civil Hospital under the care of four gynecologists, a psychiatrist and a psychologist.




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