India: Woman moves HC to abort 27-week foetus

Woman moves HC to abort 27-week foetus
J.J. Hospital medical board to examine woman today, submit report on January 8

Sonam Saigal
Mumbai, January 03

A woman has moved the Bombay High Court seeking permission to abort her 27-week-old foetus, which suffers from heart, brain and gastrointestinal anomalies.

Shaikh Ayesha Khatoon approached the Vacation Bench of Justice Sandeep Shinde stating that an ultrasound test on December 26, 2017 revealed that her foetus was 27 weeks and 4 days old, which was beyond the permissible abortion limit of 20 weeks.

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