Rape victim has right to terminate pregnancy: Uttarakhand High Court

Despite the medical board’s advice that termination would pose a substantial risk to the rape victim's life, the Court held that compelling her to continue with the pregnancy would violate her right to live with dignity.
Uttarakhand High Court
Uttarakhand High Court

The Uttarakhand High Court recently held that a rape survivor has a right to terminate her pregnancy, subject to the conditions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

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