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SC Allows 25-Week-Old Pregnant Woman for Abortion

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed a Pune-based 25-week-old pregnant woman to abort her fetus keeping in view the fact that her baby in the womb is suffering from some abnormalities.

A two-judge Bench of the apex court, headed by Justice S.A. Bobde and also comprising Justice L. Nageswar Rao, allowed her plea to abort her fetus.

The SC said, “Keeping in view of the fact that there were some serious abnormalities in the fetus of the petitioner, woman, we allow her to abort the same.”

The woman, a native of Pune, had knocked the doors of the apex court seeking to abort her fetus.

In another case pertaining to a 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly gang-raped and sought to abort her almost more than 29 weeks old fetus, the apex court adjourned the case for Monday.

As the medical report of her was not received by the apex court, it deferred the case for an hearing likely on Monday.