Aayushi Pratap, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Updated: Aug 19, 2016 01:52 IST
In a landmark judgment on July 22, the SC allowed the woman to abort her foetus, which suffered from anencephaly--a birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull. (HT File Photo)
A 23-year-old rape survivor who was allowed to terminate her 24-week foetus by the Supreme Court last month is “medically alright”, doctors said.
The pregnancy had posed a danger to the woman’s life and she had moved the top court for abortion as the existing laws in the country permit termination of pregnancy only up to 20 weeks.
“She has recovered well and is yet to come for a follow up. We have been very careful about protecting her identity even from her immediate neighbours,” said Dr Reena Wani, professor of gynaecology and obstetrics, at the RN Cooper Hospital.
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Source: Hindustan Times