SC Allows 26-Week Pregnant Woman To Abort Her Foetus Due To Abnormalities?July 03, 2017 16:50
SC Allows 26-Week Pregnant Woman To Abort Her Foetus Due To Abnormalities?:- A West Bengal - based woman, who is in her 26th week of pregnancy had been allowed by the Supreme Court, to abort her foetus that is suffering from severe cardiac ailments.
The order was passed by a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and M Khanwilkar. The bench said the procedure of termination of pregnancy should be carried out “immediately” at the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. The direction of the bench came after it examined the report of the medical board and the SSKM Hospital. As per the report, it stated that the termination of pregnancy should be done on the grounds that the mother would suffer “severe mental injury” if the pregnancy is continued. Also, the child, if born alive, for severe cardiac ailments, has to undergo multiple surgeries.
The bench said, “Keeping in view the report of the medical board, we are inclined to allow the prayer and direct medical termination of pregnancy of petitioner no. 1 (woman).”
The woman and her husband had approached the apex court seeking permission to abort her foetus on grounds of abnormalities which could be even fatal to her.