India: Abortion plea: SC sets up medical board at JJ

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Abortion plea: SC sets up medical board at JJ
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
August 29, 2017

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday set up a medical board to examine the condition of a 13-year-old rape survivor who is seeking permission to abort her 30-week-old foetus.

A Bench comprising Justices S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao directed that a medical board would be constituted at the Sir JJ Group of Hospitals to examine the minor girl and ascertain the condition and advisability of permitting abortion. “The aforesaid board shall submit a report about the condition and advisability of permitting a medical termination of pregnancy of the petitioner’s daughter forthwith,” the Bench said, and fixed the matter for hearing on August 31.

Continued at source: The Hindu: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/abortion-plea-sc-sets-up-medical-board-at-jj/article19577186.ece