Delhi: Delhi high court allows abortion to 14-year-old rape victim, court order knows

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The Delhi High Court has noted that imposing the responsibility of motherhood on a victim of sexual assault would be tantamount to depriving her of her human right to a dignified life. Cases where the pregnancy lasts longer than 24 weeks. The Supreme Court noted that forcing a victim to bear the child of the person who sexually assaulted her would result in unexplained suffering, and cases where sexual assault results in pregnancy are even more painful because the shadow of such a sad moment hangs at any time. day.

The court was told that the victim’s relatives are construction workers and she was sexually assaulted while her mother was at work. Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma granted the plea for termination of pregnancy (MTP) after obtaining the consent of the minor’s mother and reviewing the report of the medical board that examined her. The court asked the girl to appear before the competent authority of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on Friday for a medical termination of pregnancy.

The Delhi High Court’s order stemmed from a petition from a woman seeking permission to have her 14-year-old daughter aborted. In her 22-page verdict, Judge Swarna Kanta Sharma ordered the authorities to ensure she is admitted to a government school near her hometown.

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