13-Year-Old Mumbai Rape Survivor Allowed Abortion By Supreme Court

07 September, 2017

The Supreme Court today allowed a 13-year-old rape survivor to have a late abortion after lawyers said carrying the baby to full term would cause her trauma and agony.

The girl is 32 weeks pregnant, well beyond India's 20-week legal limit after which terminations are only allowed where there is a danger to the life of the mother or the baby.