Rape victim should not unnecessarily be made to knock the doors of the court for Abortion: Madras HC

Meera Emmanuel June 21 2019

The Madras High Court recently emphasised that rape victims should not be made to run from pillar to post for abortion of a pregnancy caused due to the rape, particularly when the pregnancy is less than 20 weeks.

In an order passed on Wednesday, Justice N Anand Venkatesh cautioned,

"In cases of this nature, the doctors and the Courts need to be more sensitive and should act fast since the victim girl is carrying a foetus, which . . .

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