Karnataka HC denies 17-year-old rape victim's abortion plea
The Karnataka HC denied permission for undergoing an abortion to a 17-year-old rape survivor who is over 20 weeks pregnant. Rejecting the plea, the court refused to examine further two medical reports it sought earlier. Justice A Bopanna said the implied observation of the reports is that there is no risk in continuing the pregnancy, but the girl doesn't want to do so.
The judge said "From the report submitted by the team of doctors at Vani Vilas Hospital, it has been noticed that if the termination is undertaken, the petitioner carries risk and complications inherent to the second trimester."
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