Supreme Court Allows 13-Year-Old Rape Victim To Terminate 31-Week PregnancySupreme Court of India

The Supreme Court today (6 September) allowed a 13-year-old rape victim to terminate her 31-week pregnancy.

The apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and Amitava Roy, passed the order for terminating the pregnancy.

While pronouncing the ruling, Misra said that keeping in mind the age of the petitioner and the trauma she faced, the court is allowing her to terminate her pregnancy.

The court has directed to conduct the termination preferably on 8 September.

In the last hearing, the apex court had directed the Chandigarh administration to give an immediate financial assistance of one lakh rupees each to the victim and her mother.

The minor girl's mother moved the apex court, seeking its permission to terminate the pregnancy of her daughter.

Earlier, on 28 July, the top court had rejected a petition, on medical grounds, filed by another 10-year-old rape victim, who sought permission to terminate her 32-week-old pregnancy.

The minor girl had recently delivered a child in Chandigarh. (ANI)

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