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Gujarat: Supreme Court allows rape victim to terminate pregnancy

Gujarat: Supreme Court allows rape victim to terminate pregnancy

Supreme Court expressed anguish at the manner in which the Gujarat High Court had dealt with a rape survivor’s plea for termination of her 26-week pregnancy.

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Gujarat: Supreme Court allows rape victim to terminate pregnancy Gujarat: Supreme Court allows rape victim to terminate pregnancy

A Gujarati rape victim has been given permission by the Supreme Court to terminate her pregnancy on August 21. The court noted that pregnancy is a source of joy for a couple and society in Indian society within the institution of marriage. However, outside marriage, it has effects on the mental health of a woman when it is unwanted.

According to reports on August 19, the Supreme Court expressed anguish at the manner in which the Gujarat High Court had dealt with a rape survivor’s plea for termination of her 26-week pregnancy.

Reports also claimed that the High Court listed the case for hearing more than a week after receiving the medical report on August 10 according to a bench of Justices B V Nagarathna and Ujjal Bhuyan, who met in a special session on Saturday(August 19).

This is a developing story. Further details awaited.

Edited By: Puja Mahanta
Published On: Aug 21, 2023