India: No guidelines on abortion after 20 weeks disappointing: Mumbai doctors

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No guidelines on abortion after 20 weeks disappointing: Mumbai doctors
Updated: Jan 17, 2017
Aayushi Pratap
Hindustan Times

Doctors said the present law does not have provision for cases in which unborn babies are diagnosed with cardiac problems as they can be picked up only after 20 weeks of pregnancy. (Pic for Representation)

Doctors in the city are disappointed that the Supreme Court’s judgment on abortion did not include a permanent mechanism for future cases in which women seek an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a 24-weeks pregnant Dombivli resident to abort her foetus that has a rare birth defect.

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Source, Hindustan Times: http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/no-guidelines-on-abortion-after-20-weeks-disappointing-mumbai-doctors/story-LGu9JgCV8GYk8U6GGUNA0N.html