SC allows 24-week pregnant woman to have abortion

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1.The Supreme Court has given permission to a woman in her 24th week of pregnancy to undergo termination of pregnancy after medical report finds foetus is without skull. The Court says, a woman can abort if foetus poses danger to mother’s life.

2.The apex court also directed that the termination of pregnancy be performed by a team of doctors of the hospital which shall maintain a complete record of the procedure adopted in the matter.

3.Referring to the report of the seven-member medical board, the court said, the medical evidence clearly suggests that there is no point in allowing the petitioner to run in full course since the foetus would not be able to survive outside the uterus without a skull.

4.The Mumbai based woman had approached the apex court seeking permission to undergo the termination of pregnancy citing abnormalities in the foetus.
Source : news on air

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