India court hears 10-year-old rape victim’s abortion plea

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India court hears 10-year-old rape victim's abortion plea

24 July 2017

India's Supreme Court has ordered doctors to examine a pregnant 10-year-old rape victim whose parents want permission for her to abort her baby.

The child is reported to be 26 weeks pregnant and doctors say her body is not developed enough to carry a baby.

Indian law does not allow terminations after 20 weeks unless doctors confirm the mother's life is in danger.

Continued at source: BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40702252