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HC allows 12-year to abort her 27-week old foetus

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Gujarat Global News Network The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday allowed a 12-year-old girl to terminate her 27-week pregnancy. The girl was allegedly raped by her father. Justice Samir Dave considered the report submitted by the medical superintendent of Vadodara-based Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad Hospital who on September 4 directed a medical examination of the victim by a panel of doctors. The HC directed that the victim girl should terminate the pregnancy within a period of one week from today," the order said, noting the report has stated that the foetus was nearly 27 weeks old. The HC also directed the state government to pay compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to the victim, out of which Rs 50,000 was to be paid immediately, and another Rs 2 lakh to be deposited in her name and interest...