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In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday granted liberty to a rape survivor to terminate her 24-week-old abnormal fetus. The court ruled that disallowing the victim to terminate her pregnancy would put her life at risk. The 26-year-old had challenged the constitutional validity of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act that which prohibits termination of pregnancy after 20 weeks even if there is a fatal risk to the mother and fetus. A medical board was set up at King Edward Memorial College and Hospital in Mumbai on Friday to examine the condition of an alleged rape survivor who wanted to abort her fetus.
The foetus suffers from anencephaly (a serious birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull) but the doctors had refused to abort it since it will be illegal.
That statement was in general, and does not apply to circumstance involving rape, or the potential to kill the mother up to birth
About 7% die during the pregnancy (prenatal death), 20% die during delivery; 50% have a life expectancy of between a few minutes and 1 day, 23% live more than 1 day (Jaquier 2006).
In very, very few cases, the child can live for weeks or even months.
Get more information: Report about the birth and life of babies with anencephaly
originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: forthelove
Wait, did I read that correctly? Abortion prohibited even if there's a fatal risk to both mother and fetus? What kind of sense does that even make?
That's a new one on me.