Gujarat HC Allows Rape Victim’s Abortion of 8-week Foetus
Today he Gujarat High Court permite 16-year-old rape victim to abort her foetus of eight-week under proper medical care, on a petition by her parents.
Quoting provisions of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, shri K J Thaker, High Court justice asked the local police to take her to Sola Civil Hospital and put forward the latest medical reports of the doctors by tomorrow before proceeding for the termination of her pregnancy.
The court’s order came in response to a petition filed by victim’s parents. they came to know about the suspected rape on their daughter when they took the girl for medical test at Sola Civil Hospital on December 12.
In her FIR filed with Sola Police here, the victim alleged that she was raped thrice by a youth during last three months time. the rape resulted in her pregnancy. Based on the complaint, indict have been detained by Sola Police and lodged in jail.
The medical tests confirmed that the girl is 8-week pregnant. Her parents sought High Court’s permission to abort the child under the provision of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.
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