India / An unborn child got life after the intervention of the Supreme Court 29 weeks Unmarried girl Pregnant

Zoom News : Feb 02, 2023, 10:04 PM
SC Judgment on Abortion: A 20-year-old engineering student filed an application in the Supreme Court for termination of her 29-week unwanted pregnancy. In the AIIMS report, citing the health of the fetus, it was advised not to have an abortion at this stage. Finally, after the intervention of the court, the girl agreed to give birth to the child. During the hearing, the court was told that due to social pressure, the family members of the girl are not ready to adopt the child, but a family has agreed to adopt the child. On this, the Supreme Court asked AIIMS and the Ministry of Women and Child Development to ensure the safe delivery of the child, and also said that after the birth of the child, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta (Solicitor General Tushar Mehta) ) to be handed over to the parents recommended by the

AIIMS advised against abortion

The 20-year-old engineering student said that she came to know about her pregnancy after 7 months. Being unmarried, she wants to have an abortion. In the report submitted to the court by the AIIMS Medical Board, it was told that at this stage there is a possibility of the child coming out of the womb alive after the surgery. In this case, he will have to be kept in the new born baby home. In such a situation, the Supreme Court also got confused regarding the demand for abortion.

Court asked ASG to talk to the girl

In the last hearing, the bench headed by the Chief Justice had said that in view of the report of AIIMS, this is not a case like the cases which have been coming to the court till now and in which the court has been allowing abortion. SG Tushar Mehta also said that abortion in such a situation would be like killing a 29-week-old child. Such court asked ASG Aishwarya Bhati to talk to the girl and guide her in this matter.

couple ready to adopt a child

In the hearing held on Thursday, the court was told by ASG Aishwarya Bhati that the girl is ready to give birth and adopt the child. Although the girl's family does not want to adopt the child due to social pressure, but a couple is ready for it. SG Tushar Mehta, present in the hearing, also told that a couple, whose name he does not want to disclose, is ready to adopt the child. He is sure that this couple will be able to take good care of the child. This couple is also already registered with CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority).

ASG said - ready to keep the girl at his home

Although it has been said on behalf of the girl's lawyer that the girl is mentally broken. She is not even talking to anyone on the phone. Seeing pregnancy, she has left the hostel and they are afraid that in such a mental state, she may take some wrong step. On this, ASG Aishwarya Bhati said that if needed, she is ready to keep the girl at her house. SG Tushar Mehta also assured the court that the Ministry of Women and Child Development will take care of the girl child.

Bench discussed with lawyers in closed chamber

After this, in view of the seriousness of the matter, the bench called the lawyers associated with the case in the chamber for consultation. Later, while passing the order, the court asked AIIMS to ensure safe delivery of the child. Also said that after the birth of the child, it should be adopted by the couple suggested by SG Tushar Mehta. The court also thanked ASG Aishwarya Bhati for her cooperation in the matter.