Woman to petition SC to abort unborn child after abnormalities in head discovered

Although Section 3 of the Medical Termination of pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a woman is filing a petition asking for abortion of her 26 weeks foetus due to absence of a major portion of the brain, skull or scalp

Woman to petition SC to abort unborn child after abnormalities in head discoveredA fresh case of a moral dilemma has come in front of doctors in Mumbai. A 26 weeks pregnant woman will soon be petitioning to abort her foetus owing to anencephaly. For Dr Nikhil Datar, the trail of such cases in this one year has been endless. Anencephaly is a condition which includes absence of […]

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalities

A Kolkata resident, who found out that her foetus had an abnormality in her 20th week of pregnancy had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, to allow her to abort the child.  While hearing the petition on the June 23, the SC observed that, the abortion law should be stretched beyond 20 weeks  

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalitiesIn a landmark judgment, in what is being considered as a ray of hope for a pregnant woman, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Kolkata woman, to terminate her 25 plus week foetus that is suffering from a severe cardiac abnormality. Doctors, who are advocating stretching the abortion limit from 20 weeks to 24 […]

Abortion law should be streched beyond 20 weeks, observes SC

In India, Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The Kolkata resident, who found out that her foetus had an abnormality in her 20th week of pregnancy, is the ninth case that Mumbai’s gynaecologist Dr Nikhil Datar has helped to reach out to the Supreme Court in last one year

Abortion law should be streched beyond 20 weeks, observes SCIn a ray of hope for women wanting to abort beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy due to terminally ill foetus, the Supreme Court on Friday said the abortion law should be stretched beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy. A bench of Justices YV Chandrachud and SK Kaul was hearing the petition of a 33-year-old woman from […]

Gynaecologists to women lawmakers: Raise voice against 20 weeks abortion ban

Yet again, a woman has knocked the door of the Supreme Court with a plea of aborting her 23-week-old foetus after diagnostic test reports revealed that she is suffering from a complex cardiac condition which cannot be treated. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Gynaecologists say it is high time for the government to amend the 45-year-old MTP Act so that more women do not suffer.

Gynaecologists to women lawmakers: Raise voice against 20 weeks abortion banYet again, a woman has knocked the door of the Supreme Court with a plea of aborting her 23-week-old foetus after diagnostic test reports revealed that she is suffering from a complex cardiac condition which cannot be treated even with multiple surgeries. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, […]

SC rejects woman’s plea to abort foetus diagnosed with Down Syndrome

The 37-year-old woman, who is in 23rd week of her pregnancy, filed an abortion plea with Supreme Court after she found that the foetus has Down Syndrome. However, rejecting the plea, the Apex court said, ‘We have a life in our hands.’

SC rejects woman’s plea to abort foetus diagnosed with Down SyndromeDoctors’ fraternity has voiced a deep disappointment over Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to reject an abortion plea of a 37-year-old woman pregnant with 23-week-old foetus which has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Doctors have opined that quality of life of the unborn child and social as well as financial burden the mother will have to […]

‘Extending medical termination of pregnancy to 24 weeks is need of the hour,’ says President of FOGSI

There is a strong demand among doctors to change the PCPNDT Act. FOGSI will be organising workshops across the country for doctors and educate them on PCPDNT Act. Doctors will be trained on how to stick to the law to ensure there is no violation

‘Extending medical termination of pregnancy to 24 weeks is need of the hour,’ says President of FOGSIThe 24-weeks extension for medical termination of pregnancy is need of the hour, says Dr Rishma Dhillon Pai who took over as president of the Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), the umbrella body of gynaecologists in India which has 34,000 members. In an exclusive interview with My Medical Mantra, Pai talks about several […]

For second time in a month, Supreme Court allows abortion of 24-week-old underdeveloped foetus

Navi Mumbai woman, who has crossed 20-week abortion deadline, had approached Supreme Court on February 2 after she got to know that her foetus has serious growth anomaly

For second time in a month, Supreme Court allows abortion of 24-week-old underdeveloped foetusIn yet another case, the Supreme Court (SC) has permitted Mumbai woman, carrying 24 weeks old foetus with bilateral renal agenesis (complete absence of kidneys in the foetus), to undergo abortion. The decision was taken after KEM Hospital’s report stated the foetus had no kidneys and its independent survival after birth looked difficult; also, continuation […]

Another Mumbai woman moves SC for permission to abort underdeveloped foetus

SC has asked KEM Hospital to evaluate the woman’s condition and submit its report. Sonography tests have revealed that both the kidneys in 21-week-old foetus are absent and it will not survive after birth

Another Mumbai woman moves SC for permission to abort underdeveloped foetusIn less than a month, second woman from Mumbai has approached the Supreme Court (SC) with a plea to abort her unborn child diagnosed with a serious developmental defect that is incompatible to life. It means the child will not survive after birth. On Friday, while hearing her plea, SC ordered KEM Hospital to evaluate […]

Month-long trauma ends for Mumbai woman as KEM doctors successfully abort her 24-week abnormal foetus

The woman had approached SC to seek permission to abort her 24-weeks-old unborn after a routine sonography test revealed that the foetus has a serious developmental defect called anencephaly- absence of brain 

Month-long trauma ends for Mumbai woman as KEM doctors successfully abort her 24-week abnormal foetusThe Mumbai woman, who fought a legal battle in Supreme Court (SC) to abort her abnormal foetus, went through abortion in the wee hours of Friday. Dr Avinash Supe, dean KEM Hospital said the abortion procedure was initiated and she aborted the child at 3.30 am. “She is stable and under observation. We are most likely […]

Ray of hope for traumatised Mumbai couple as KEM doctors inform SC they favour abortion

A month ago multiple sonography done on Santosh Pal's wife had shown that the unborn child has serious developmental defect called anencephaly – absence of brain – which is incompatible to life. The child will not survive even a day after it is born

Ray of hope for traumatised Mumbai couple as KEM doctors inform SC they favour abortionThe anxious wait for traumatised Mumbai couple got stretched a bit more on Friday, when government lawyer asked for time till Monday from the Supreme Court (SC) to study the report submitted by the KEM doctors. However, there was a ray of hope, when the apex court judge said that the KEM doctors in their […]