ANI Photo | SC asks AIIMS to defer medical termination of pregnancy for married woman

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to defer the medical termination of pregnancy of a married woman.
Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati apprised the court about the fact related to the termination of pregnancy to a bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.
She told the court yesterday an order was passed by the court recommending for a medical termination. However, the medical board has opined that the baby had a viable chance of being born, which may cause foeticide. The lady is 26 weeks pregnant.
The court asked whether they could move an application for recalling the court’s order. The bench noted that AIIMS doctors are in a serious dilemma.
The top court said that it would constitute a bench tomorrow morning and asked AIIMS to hold the process for medical termination of pregnancy for now.
Yesterday a bench of justices Hima Kohli and BV Nagarathna directed the woman to visit the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, AIIMS, New Delhi tomorrow morning, that is on October 10, 2023.
The court yesterday directed the AIIMS to admit the petitioner for her to undergo the procedure of termination of her pregnancy at the earliest with follow-up as may be advised by the treating doctors

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