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India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV


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India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV

In its ruling, the Supreme Court bench rejected the abortion plea due to her being 26 weeks pregnant and as a result of the recommendation it received from a court-appointed medical panel that indicated that an abortion at this stage of pregnancy posed a risk to the lives of the woman and the fetus. The woman learned of her pregnancy and HIV status in January 2017 and initially requested an abortion while at 17 weeks of pregnancy. After significant delays, both the government hospital and the high court in Bihar denied her request for legal abortion services, resulting in her appeal to the Supreme Court.


By Article 19, UK.


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