Gujarat HC denies abortion plea of teenage rape victim

The court directed the state government to take care of the victim’s medical and other needs till she gives birth.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:September 13, 2016 3:26 am

The Gujarat High Court Monday refused to grant permission to a 27-week pregnant minor rape victim to undergo abortion due to the advance stage of pregnancy that posses serious health complications. The court directed the state government to take care of the victim’s medical and other needs till she gives birth. The mother of 14-year-old victim from Dhoraji in Rajkot district has moved the court seeking termination of the rape induced pregnancy.