Mumbai: 13-year-old rape survivor gives birth to baby boy after Supreme Court allowed abortion

Updated On : 11 Sep , 2017 , 02:29 PM
Mumbai: 13-year-old rape survivor gives birth to baby boy, after SC allowed abortion. (Representative Image)
Mumbai: 13-year-old rape survivor gives birth to baby boy, after SC allowed abortion. (Representative Image)
New Delhi:

A 13-year-old rape survivor, who was 32-weeks pregnant, delivered a baby boy yesterday after the Supreme Court has allowed her to terminate her 32-week pregnancy.

The physical and mental condition of girl is stable and the surgery lasted for two hours.

According to the Dr. Ashok Anand, a gynecologist at the JJ Hospital,"The minor delivered a baby boy. She underwent a cesarean operation in the afternoon."

However, parents have not decided what to do with the infant, possibly they will keep the baby, but still elders and other family members will take a final decision.

The Supreme Court has allowed a 13-year-old rape survivor from Mumbai to terminate her 32-week pregnancy.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra allowed the girl to abort after seeing her medical reports prepared by a Mumbai hospital.

“Considering the age of the petitioner ( a rape survivor), the trauma she has suffered because of sexual abuse, the agony she is going through and the opinion of the medical board favoring termination of pregnancy, the termination of pregnancy should be allowed,” the apex court order said.

According to Indian law, termination of pregnancy could be allowed on medical grounds after 20 weeks only.

The victim’s pregnancy came to light on August 9, when her parents took her to the hospital for the treatment of obesity. She was allegedly raped by her father’s colleague.

First Published : Saturday, September 09, 2017 09:54 AM

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