Pune woman permitted to abort fetus without brain

A woman from Pune, Maharashtra has been given the permission to abort her 24 week old pregnancy by the Supreme Court.

The woman had found that her 25-week old fetus did not have a skull or a brain and this condition had no medical cure.

As per the laws of abortion in India, a pregnancy is not allowed to be ended after 20 weeks.

The top court gave the permission after doctors submitted a report stating that there was no medical treatment for the problem.

Doctors also clarified that the fetus could not have a normal life and continuation of the pregnancy could cause severe mental injury to the 22-year-old pregnant woman.

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