16-year-old rape sufferer pleads for 24-week miscarriage from court docket

by Jeremy Spirogis
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New Delhi : A 16-year-old rape sufferer within the nationwide capital moved the Delhi High Court on Monday and requested for her 24-week being pregnant.

The petition has been listed for listening to earlier than Justice Vibhu Bakhru on Tuesday. The lady has filed a petition by way of her mom. The petition mentioned that Section three of the 'Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act' doesn’t enable abortion within the occasion of being pregnant past 20 weeks. <! –

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The petition filed by way of advocate Anvesh Madhukar and Prachi Nirvana mentioned that the lady's life is threatened by the being pregnant as she is an adolescent. It mentioned that the rape sufferer was examined by docs at a authorities hospital right here on January 25 and he or she was discovered pregnant (of 24 weeks).

After this, a case of rape and felony intimidation was registered on the Swaroop Nagar police station right here. The physician suggested that because the being pregnant is greater than 20 weeks, it’s greater than the permissible restrict and the court docket permission is required for abortion.

It is noteworthy that the Union Cabinet final Wednesday elevated the restrict of abortion for particular classes of ladies from the present 20 weeks of being pregnant to 24 weeks.

Rape victims additionally fall in these classes. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday authorised the Medical Abortion (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in January. The invoice has made a provision to extend the abortion restrict from 20 weeks to 24 weeks and it will likely be launched within the finances session of Parliament.

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