The Bombay Excessive Courtroom has permitted a 17-year-old rape sufferer to terminate her 25-week being pregnant regardless of a report submitted by the civic-run KEM Hospital right here advising in opposition to the abortion.
A division bench of Justices Ok Ok Tated and Milind Jadhav gave the order on Tuesday whereas listening to the woman’s petition filed via her father, in search of permission to bear medical termination of her 25-week being pregnant.
As per the plea, the woman is a sufferer of rape and a case in opposition to the perpetrator is lodged on the Vakola police station in Mumbai. Provisions of the Medical Termination of Being pregnant Act don’t allow a lady to terminate being pregnant, if it has crossed 20 weeks and she or he must search the excessive courts permission to take action.
The sufferer, in her plea in search of permission to bear medical termination of being pregnant, stated her psychological and bodily well being is in danger.
The court docket final week directed the petitioner to look earlier than the medical board of the KEM Hospital in Mumbai for
examination and sought a report from the board.
The board in its report suggested in opposition to termination and stated if the being pregnant is sustained, a wholesome child may very well be delivered and the petitioner and her household may then determine in the event that they need to care of the child or put him/her up for adoption.
The board stated the petitioner ought to be capable of maintain the child with psychological assist and counselling.
The bench in its order, nonetheless, famous that within the current case the being pregnant was brought on by rape and therefore, there isn’t any doubt that continuance of this being pregnant “is inflicting a grave damage to the psychological well being of the petitioner”.
Due to this fact, the court docket permitted the petitioner to bear medical termination of the being pregnant. “In case the kid is born alive through the termination process and if the petitioner and her dad and mom should not keen or should not ready to take duty of the child, then the state authorities and the companies involved must assume full duty of the kid, the court docket directed.