Individual with poor mental health may not be mentally ill: Bombay High Court allows abortion

Compelling a girl of tender age to have an unwanted child may lead to disastrous consequences for the rest of her life and also for her family, the Court observed.
Individual with poor mental health may not be mentally ill: Bombay High Court allows abortion
pregnant woman and Bombay high court

The Bombay High Court recently distinguished between ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ in order to allow an 18-year-old woman to terminate an unwanted 26-week pregnancy on the ground that further continuation of the pregnancy would adversely affect her mental health.

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