India: Moms on abortion deadline fight for ailing fetuses

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by Malathy Iyer
Dec 19, 2016, Times of India

MUMBAI: When 34-year-old Kusum Rao, a Mumbai-based lawyer, was told that the brain of her 19-week-old unborn child didn't have a membranous partition called the 'cavum septum pellicidum', she panicked.

Some websites linked its absence to mental retardation, blindness, learning disabilities as well as an increased risk of schizophrenia. Moreover, she had days before the 20-week deadline for abortion under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act expired.

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Source: Times of India