medical team has given permission for the termination of a minor rape victim. Though
the law allows abortion only until the 20th week, the Supreme court
of India has passed this verdict.
14-year-old was allegedly sedated and raped by a doctor on February, 2015
during her visit to the clinic for treatment of typhoid.
"A panel of five doctors four from civil hospital and a private
practitioner has given the nod for abortion," said, superintendent of
the civil hospital M M Prabhakar.
The Supreme Court had come to the rescue of the 14-year-old victim who had been
denied permission to abort the fetus by the sessions as well as the high court.
The apex court said she can undergo abortion if medical experts allow it.
The abortion is likely to be performed on Friday, said Prabhakar.
The Supreme Court bench of Justices A R Dave and Kurian Joseph had said it
would ask the civil hospital here to get the girl examined by gynecologists and
a clinical psychologist.
Earlier Gujarat high court's Justice Abhilasha Kumari had refused permission
for abortion on July 24 on the ground that the law does not allow it after 20
weeks of pregnancy. The girl's father had first moved the sessions court
seeking termination of pregnancy, saying she was in no position to take care of
The apex court had also directed that in case of abortion, a DNA test of the fetus
should be carried out which can help in the trial of the accused doctor.