India: Minor Rape Victim Denied Permission To Terminate Pregnancy As AIIMS Say Mother At Risk

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Minor Rape Victim Denied Permission To Terminate Pregnancy As AIIMS Say Mother At Risk
By: LiveLaw News Network
December 22, 2017

The Delhi High Court on Friday declined permission to a minor rape victim to terminate her pregnancy of almost 27 weeks after AIIMS gave a report saying abortion at this age is relatively unsafe for the mother.

In its report placed before a bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice IS Mehta, the AIIMS medical board said: “As on December 21, the duration of pregnancy of Ms X (victim, as referred in the court order) according to the LMP is 26 weeks +5 days… At this advanced gestation, the foetus has reached a period of viability and if born at this gestation, has a reasonable chance of survival”.

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