Thursday, July 30, 2015

14-yr-old rape victim permitted to abort child

The Supreme Court's directive, a medical team on Thursday gave permission for termination of a minor rape victim's 25-week-old pregnancy though the law allows abortion only until the 20th week.

"A panel of five doctors four from civil hospital and a private practitioner has given the nod for abortion," superintendent of the civil hospital M M Prabhakar told PTI.

14-year-old rape victim moves SC for abortion

The Supreme Court had on Tuesday last come to the rescue of the 14-year-old victim who had been denied permission to abort the foetus by the sessions as well as the high court. The apex court said she can undergo abortion if medical experts allow it.

The abortion is likely to be performed on Friday, Prabhakar said.

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