Supreme Court allows rape survivor to abort her pregnancy

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The Supreme Court has permitted a 13-year-old alleged rape survivor to terminate her 32-week-old pregnancy.

After going through all the medical reports the apex court on Wednesday allowed the Mumbai rape victim to abort her 32-week-old pregnancy.

It was reported that the victim hails from Mumbai and is a student of class seven.

The petition was heard by the bench of comprising judges includes Chief Justice Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar,  Justice Amitava Roy.

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said in his order, “Keeping in view the age of the victim, the trauma she faced, we allow her to terminate her pregnancy”.

While on another hand, Section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act disallow the abort the foetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

It was reported that victim’s mother moved to court to urge the court to allow her daughter to terminate the pregnancy.

Although, Earlier on July 28, the court has rejected a petition to abort the pregnancy on medical grounds which was allegedly filed by a 10-year-old victim. Following this, the victim recently delivers a child in Chandigarh.

The court has asked the hospital authorities to terminate the pregnancy on September 8. It added, “The girl would be admitted a day before”.

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