Indian court rejects abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

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Indian court rejects abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

28 July 2017

India's Supreme Court has refused to allow an abortion for a 10-year-old girl, allegedly raped by her uncle, on the grounds that she is too far into her pregnancy.

A doctors' panel told the court that, at 32 weeks, termination of the pregnancy would be "too risky".

Her pregnancy was discovered two weeks ago when she complained of stomach ache and her parents took her to hospital. A lower court had earlier turned down her plea on similar grounds.

Continued at source: BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40753409