The Right To Choice

The Right To Choice

by The Daily Eye Team March 10 2017, 3:22 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 30 secs

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court declined a woman’s plea to abort her 26-week-old foetus detected with Down’s Syndrome. Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves argued that it was the woman’s constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy. It was contended that the congenital abnormality found in her foetus and the woman’s anguish about the future were the reasons for her decision. The court refused permission for abortion, calling the foetus “a life”. It said the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 places a 20-week ceiling on termination of pregnancy.


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