India 10-year-old child rape victim in abortion plea

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India 10-year-old child rape victim in abortion plea

15 May 2017

A panel of doctors has met in India to discuss the case of a 10-year-old rape victim who is seeking an abortion.

The girl was repeatedly raped by her stepfather and is due to give birth in about four months, police in the northern town of Rohtak told the BBC.

He has been arrested and detained pending a full police investigation.

Indian law does not allow terminations after 20 weeks unless the woman's life is in danger. The girl's request for an abortion is for the courts to decide.

Continued at link: BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-39921371