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Delhi HC Allows Medical Termination Of Pregnancy At 22 Weeks

India Ahead | 25/09/2021 06:32 PM | Click to read full article

The Delhi High Court has allowed a woman to medically terminate her 22-week pregnancy as a certain congenital anomaly was detected in the foetus, saying psychological harm is likely to be caused to her when the child is born.

“Since there is every likelihood that if the petitioner is not granted permission to terminate her pregnancy, grave psychological harm is likely to be caused to her, I am inclined to agree that the petitioner ought to be granted permission for termination of her pregnancy,” the court opined.