India court to consider abortion for rape victim
NEW DELHI: Doctors today will examine a 10-year-old raped by her uncle as India’s top court considers whether she should be allowed to have an abortion despite strict laws. The girl’s parents went to the Supreme Court after their appeal to abort the 26-week fetus was rejected by a lower authority, despite warnings her body was not ready for childbirth. Indian law does not allow medical terminations after 20 weeks unless there is a threat to the mother’s life. But the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal, ordering doctors to conduct a medical examination.