Heart-wrenching but bound by legal mandate: Orissa High Court denies gang-rape survivor’s plea to terminate 26-week-old pregnancy

The Court directed the District Collector to ensure her welfare until the delivery and asked the State Legal Services Authority to pay ₹10 lakh as compensation.
Orissa High Court
Orissa High Court

The Orissa High Court recently denied the request of a gang-rape survivor who sought permission to terminate her 26-week-old pregnancy, even as it acknowledged that the situation of the petitioner and what lay ahead for her was heart-wrenching.

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