10 year old rape survivor can't go for abortion: Doctors
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Supreme Court had directed PGIMER, Chandigarh to conduct a second round of tests on the 10-year-old rape victim who is 30-32 weeks pregnant and had approached the court to terminate her pregnancy. According to the doctors, the 10-year-old will have to undergo a normal delivery. They did not recommend any intervention at this point, implying that neither abortion nor a C-section is advisable, unless there is an emergency as any surgery, either for abortion or full term delivery can be risky.
The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, permits abortion till the fetus is 20 weeks old with exceptions being made in emergencies.


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