India: SC allows 26-week pregnant lady to abort her fetus suffering from congenital problem

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SC allows 26-week pregnant lady to abort her fetus suffering from congenital problem

Amit Anand Choudhary | TNN |
Jul 3, 2017

NEW DELHI: As the proposed amendment in abortion law is getting delayed to allow abortion beyond 20-weeks, the Supreme Court on Monday came to the rescue of yet another pregnant woman and permitted her to abort her 26-week fetus suffering from severe cardiac problem.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar allowed the abortion plea of Kolkata-based 33-year old lady on the basis of her medical report which said that the child, even if born alive, may not survive for a long time as the baby would have to go through multiple surgery due to congenital disorder.

Continued at source: Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/sc-allows-26-week-pregnant-lady-to-abort-her-foetus-suffering-from-congenital-problem/articleshow/59425549.cms