High Court Weekly Roundup
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A quick legal roundup to cover important stories from all High Courts this week.

Delhi High Court
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Section 3(2B) of the MTP Act ensures that gestational age does not hinder necessary medical intervention in cases of substantial fetal abnormalities.

Medical Termination of Pregnancy Cases
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by Himadri Sarma†

Kerala High Court
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“The right of a woman or a girl to make autonomous decisions about her own body and reproductive functions is at the very core of her fundamental right to equality and privacy”

Reproductive autonomy
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“Pregnant persons seeking termination of pregnancy seek predictability for their future. The uncertainty caused by changing opinions of the medical board must therefore balance the distress it would cause to the pregnant person by providing cogent and sound reasons.”

14-year-old rape survivor
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Earlier, the Supreme Court has directed the Dean at Sion Hospital to immediately constitute a team for undertaking the medical termination of pregnancy of the minor.

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Supreme Court said that the delivery will be conducted by AIIMS at the appropriate time and the Union Government will bear all the medical costs for the delivery.

Preterm vs Abortion
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A letter was received by ASG seeking clarification from the Court regarding whether foeticide can be done before termination process since the baby was viable, and that if that was not done, it would be a preterm delivery and not a foeticide.

termination of unplanned pregnancy
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The woman had adopted Lactational Amenorrhea Method (‘LAM’), a process which implies absence of menstruation due to continuing breast feeding as a contraceptive method.

26-week medical termination of pregnancy
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The case is of a married couple who conceived for a third time and due to financial and emotional reasons cannot raise the child. The woman sought the court’s intervention for abortion, as her pregnancy had crossed the legally permissible limit of 24 weeks for abortions under the MTP Act

Emerging Dimensions of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act
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by Sanjay Vashishtha†
Cite as: 2023 SCC OnLine Blog Exp 10

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Bombay High Court upheld the petitioner's right to choose termination of pregnancy. ‘The Court considers this petition as an appeal not only to the judicial mind, but to the moral conscience that must accompany it.'

Delhi High Court
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    Delhi High Court: In a case filed seeking termination of pregnancy under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (MTP

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Punjab and Haryana High Court: While deciding the writ petition, a bench of Vinod S. Bhardwaj, J., directed the Medical Board to

Delhi High Court
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Delhi High Court: In a case seeking grant of medical termination of pregnancy by a 16-year-old rape victim (‘petitioner’), Yashwant Varma J.,

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by Wasim Beg* and Shaaivi Shukla**

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Delhi High Court: While explaining whether a pregnant woman can seek termination of pregnancy beyond 24 weeks, Jyoti Singh, J. (Vacation Judge)

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Karnataka High Court: N S Sanjay Gowda, J., directed the Medical Practitioners to terminate the pregnancy in accordance with the provisions of

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Orissa High Court: S. K. Panigrahi, J. disposed of the petition and refused to terminate 24+ week pregnancy of a rape victim.

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by Prachi Dutta*