India: Opinion: Denying abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim is to inflict more violence on her

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Opinion: Denying abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim is to inflict more violence on her

The Supreme Court denied medical termination of pregnancy after doctors said it was not safe either for the girl or the foetus.

July 28, 2017
Subha Sri B

On Friday, the Supreme Court refused to allow an abortion for a pregnant 10-year old girl who was raped allegedly by her uncle. The Chandigarh resident’s plea for abortion was turned down last week by the district court. News reports also suggest that she had an anomaly in her heart and had to be operated for it three years ago.

The doctors’ panel at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh who examined the girl said that a medical termination was not safe either for the girl or the foetus, NDTV reported.

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