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Doctors, Hospitals In India Must Make Greater Effort To Decide On Abortion For Child Rape Victims Outside Of Legal System, Court Says

The Guardian: Indian girl allowed abortion amid claims doctors ‘afraid to help’ child rape victims
“The Indian supreme court has ruled that a 13-year-old rape victim in Mumbai who was left pregnant after the attack can have a termination. It follows a landmark ruling last month that said doctors should make greater effort to support victims of sexual assault regardless of the country’s abortion laws. … The court ruling was accompanied by an order instructing hospitals to establish a medical board to investigate and determine such cases, avoiding the need for legal hearings…” (Dhillon, 9/7).

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