Superb Courtroom Rejects Abortion Plea Through 10-Year-Old Rape Survivor

Acting on the directions of the Supreme Court, a medical board comprising senior doctors of the PGIMER examined the girl yesterday.
Medical termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks is allowed under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, and courts can make an exception if the foetus is genetically abnormal.
A PIL was filed after a Chandigarh district court on 18 July refused to let the girl undergo an abortion.
The court on Monday had sought the response of the Centre on a plea seeking its nod for the rape survivor to terminate her pregnancy and ordered the child’s examination by a medical board consented to by one of her parents.
The girl was raped allegedly by her maternal uncle, a hotel worker, who has been arrested.

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