Indian Court To Decide Whether 10-Year-Old Girl Raped By Stepfather Eligible For Abortion Under Country’s Restrictive Law
New York Times: Indian Girl, 10, Was Raped Repeatedly. Now She May Have to Give Birth.
“A 10-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather, and who is now at least 20 weeks pregnant, may be forced to give birth because of India’s restrictive abortion law. In a case that has become a glaring example of both impunity for rapists and a lack of women’s reproductive rights in India, a court must decide whether the pregnant girl is entitled to an abortion…” (Kumar/Barry, 5/15).