Orissa High Court Order for Medical Termination of Pregnancy
Madhusudhan Biswal Vrs State of Odisha W.P.(C) No.13546 of 2021 | In The High Court Of Orissa At Cuttack | |
It's a case where a 14-year-old rape survivor was denied Medical Termination of Pregnancy on the ground that her pregnancy has already crossed 20 weeks. The State Government and the Superintendent of SCB Medical College and Hospital were oblivious to the fact that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy(Amendment) Act 2021 has already come into force and Medical termination of pregnancy is permissible within 24 weeks. The Hon'ble High Court headed by the Division Bench of Chief Justice Muralidharan and Justice B.P. Routray has directed the Superintendent SCB Medical College Hospital to proceed with the process of Medical Termination of Pregnancy 10.04.2021 by noon and have further directed to post the matter to 12th of April to intimate the Court regarding the steps taken in the case.