SC allows 22-yr-old to abort her 24-wk pregnancy to save herself

Coming to the rescue of a 22-year-old woman, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed her to terminate her 24-week pregnancy to save her life.

Published: 08th February 2017 01:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th February 2017 07:06 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Coming to the rescue of a 22-year-old woman, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed her to terminate her 24-week pregnancy to save her life.
A Bench of justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao allowed the foetus to be aborted after perusing the opinion of the medical board which it had constituted to examine her health condition.

As per the medical board of Mumbai-based King Edward Memorial (KEM), the foetus besides suffering various anomalies has shrunken lungs and lacks kidneys and continuing with the pregnancy would endanger the life of the mother.

Earlier this year, in a similar case, the apex court had allowed a Mumbai-based woman, who was in her 24th week of pregnancy, to terminate it under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, while taking into consideration the report of a medical board of KEM Hospital which had suggested that the foetus would not be able to survive without the skull.

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