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13-year-old rape victim gets permission for abortion, Karnataka High Court assigns responsibility to doctors

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Karnataka High Court gave an important decision
Minor rape victim gets permission for abortion
Instructions to do the whole process under the supervision of doctors

Bangalore. The Karnataka High Court has allowed the termination of the 25-week pregnancy of a 13-year-old rape victim. This will be done on the advice of the doctors of the government hospital. The High Court said that the medical decision on the subject would be taken only after examining the victim and assessing the danger to her life from such a procedure.

The High Court, in a recent order, said that the procedure is subject to further examination by the doctor who has to do such a procedure. If the doctor feels that this procedure may endanger the life of the petitioner, he shall be the final authority to decide whether to proceed with such procedure.

The court gave important instructions to the local authorities

court Said that the victim and her family members would be taken from home to the hospital by the local police and then dropped back home. Justice M Nagaprasanna directed the hospital authorities that the cost of the procedure would be borne by the government. In case the procedure is carried out, the embryo may be preserved for future DNA testing.

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The court said that the tissue samples would be sent by the hospital to the Central Forensic Testing Laboratory in Bangalore or Hyderabad for preservation. The High Court, citing an earlier judgment of the court in a similar case, said that the procedure would be carried out in accordance with the Abortion Act (Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules, 1971). It is known that the victim had approached the High Court with a petition through her mother. In May 2022, there was a rape incident with the victim.

Tags: abortion, Karnataka, minor girl rape, rape victim

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