November 20, 2017
Apex court orders Examination Of Woman Over Plea To Abort 28-Week-Old Foetus.
The Supreme Court has set up a medical board comprising doctors from the AIIMS to ascertain the health condition of a 28-week-old foetus and the pregnant woman who wanted to abort it on the ground of abnormality.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the Centre, represented by Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, to ensure that the woman is examined at the earliest and the report of the medical board be submitted on November 20.
They said that the foetus was suffering a cardiac disorder which might require immediate corrective open-heart surgeries after the delivery.