India’s top court rejects child rape victim’s abortion plea


India’s Supreme Court on Friday (28) rejected a plea by a 10-year-old rape victim to have an abortion because doctors said it was a threat to her life. The girl is eight months pregnant and her lawyers said her family had accepted the verdict. “The court ruling is based on the opinion received from the qualified medical panel and we are content with the ruling,” Alakh Alok Srivatav, a lawyer for the victim’s family, said. The Supreme Court judges said they cannot allow a termination because the medical report suggested it was “neither good for the mother nor the foetus”. The…

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