India – Allahabad High Court Permits Minor Rape Victim To Terminate 20 Weeks Pregnancy

Aaratrika Bhaumik
24 July 2021

The Allahabad High Court on Friday allowed a minor rape victim to terminate a pregnancy of 20 weeks after due consultation with the Medical Board constituted by the Vice-Chancellor of King Georges Medical University, Lucknow (KGMU).

A Division bench comprising Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh was adjudicating upon a writ petition filed by the father of the minor seeking the Court's leave to have the pregnancy aborted by the Chief Medical Officer, Hardoi.