SC allows 25-week pregnant woman to take call on abortion
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Supreme Court asked the 25-week pregnant woman, who approached the apex court seeking permission to abort as the foetus due to abnormality, to take a final decision after perusing the report of a medical board which examined her and the health of the foetus. The SC had agreed with her contention and said the law "must be stretched" to make it "meaningful" by allowing abortion beyond 20 weeks. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, permits abortion till the foetus is 20 weeks old but problems are discovered after 20 weeks and move to SC seeking permission to abort...


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