India: 26 weeks-abortion safer than giving birth for 10 year-old raped girl

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26 weeks-abortion safer than giving birth for 10 year-old raped girl
Abortion safer than giving birth at age 10

Jul 23, 2017
Sanchita Sharma
Hindustan Times

A 10-year-old child serially raped by her uncle was denied permission to terminate her 26 weeks pregnancy by a Chandigarh Court last week because of fears that an abortion so late in the pregnancy could kill her.

Continuing the pregnancy is a bigger threat to the pregnant child’s life and sanity. Medically, the chances of the little girl dying carrying her rapist’s foetus to term are far higher than getting an abortion at 26 weeks.

Continued at source: Hindustan Times: http://www.hindustantimes.com/columns/26-weeks-abortion-safer-than-giving-birth-for-10-year-old-raped-girl/story-qctr2tDTfOUcs0GyMgZM3I.html