Indian Court Rules 10-Year-Old Girl Allowed To Obtain Abortion Under Law’s ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ Clause
New York Times: India Allows Abortion for 10-Year-Old Rape Victim
“An Indian court ruled on Tuesday that doctors were free to carry out an abortion on a 10-year-old girl who was raped and impregnated by her stepfather. Indian law severely restricts access to abortion after 20 weeks, except when the life or health of the mother is endangered. … But the law also allows for abortions under ‘exceptional circumstances,’ and the medical board petitioned the court for a decision on whether this situation met the criteria…” (Kumar, 5/16).