India: Another petition in SC for abortion after 20 weeks

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Another petition in SC for abortion after 20 weeks
Under the MTP Act, abortion is capped until 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Mumbai |
Published:February 3, 2017 3:13 am

ANOTHER Mumbai couple has petitioned the Supreme Court for relief under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, after a diagnostic test found their foetus had no kidneys and would not be able to survive. The hearing is for Friday.

This is the third such case in the span of a year. The SC made an exception last July to allow a rape victim to undergo abortion after 20 weeks of gestation. In January this year, a Dombivli resident had filed a similar petition and was granted relief.

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Source, Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/another-petition-in-sc-for-abortion-after-20-weeks/