HC seeks Centre’s response on plea for raising abortion time period
‘Lack of legal approval, unhygienic conditions put many at risk’
New Delhi, May 29, 2019
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a petition seeking to raise the time period for terminating pregnancy in case of health risk to the mother or the foetus from the current cap of 20 weeks to 24-26 weeks.
A Bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Brijesh Sethi sought responses from the Health and Law Ministries, and the National Commission for Women on the plea.