The medical superintendent of the AIIMS in this city was ordered by the Delhi High Court on Thursday to form a board to evaluate a 20-year-old woman who is seeking a 26-week pregnancy abortion.
After reviewing the lady’s appeal, Justice Subramonium Prasad sent notice to the authorities and requested that the AIIMS submit its findings. The woman is now completing her education.
On November 28, the court scheduled a second hearing on the subject.
The lady said in her plea that while she was aware of her pregnancy for a short time, it was a consenting connection.
The lady, represented by advocate Amit Mishra, claimed that she was unaware of her pregnancy until November 16 after experiencing some health problems and beginning to have certain medical complications.
She went to the physicians to have the pregnancy terminated since she was not in a position to give birth, but the doctors rejected because the gestation period was more than the legally allowed 24 weeks, according to the lawyer.
Under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, the lady requested authorization to end her 26-week pregnancy medically.