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Plea for abortion by rape survivor at Supreme Court

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published Aug 29, 2017, 1:09 am IST
Updated Aug 29, 2017, 1:12 am IST
Earlier, the girl’s parents filed a petition in SC, seeking its permission for abortion as abortion of foetuses over 20 weeks old is illegal.
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Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the setting up of an committee comprising doctors, including gynecologists and psychologists, to look into whether the 24-week-old foetus of a 12-year-old Mumbai rape survivor should be aborted. 

Earlier, the girl’s parents filed a petition in the apex court, seeking its permission for abortion as abortion of foetuses over 20 weeks old is illegal.

 

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