Board rejects abortion for teenager rape survivor
TNN | Aug 21, 2018
CHANDIGARHA medical board constituted on the directions of a local court has rejected a plea of a 15-year-old pregnant rape survivor to abort the foetus, citing the procedure would be dangerous for her life at this stage.
As the rape survivor is six months pregnant, abortion can have dangerous consequences at this stage, the board is learnt to have stated in its report. A doctor of the gynaecological department of Government Multi-specialty Hospital, Sector 16, submitted the report in a juvenile court. The accused is a juvenile.