Gujarat High Court allows 14-yr-old ‘rape’ survivor to abort

The victim's father from North Gujarat had approached the High Court requesting that his daughter is barely 14 years old and delivering a child at this age would affect her mental and physical health adversely.

Published:June 14, 2017 5:44 am

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday permitted a minor girl to abort her 16-week foetus in an alleged case of rape-induced pregnancy. The court directed the Sola Civil Hospital to perform the abortion and report back to the court. The hospital was directed to form a team of three expert doctors for the procedure.

The victim’s father from North Gujarat had approached the High Court requesting that his daughter is barely 14 years old and delivering a child at this age would affect her mental and physical health adversely.

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