Source: Life Site News
By: MICAIAH BILGER
The family of a 13-year-old sexual assault victim plans to ask the Supreme Court of India to allow her to abort her late-term unborn baby.
Authorities said the young girl from Goregaon, India is in shock about the pregnancy and has not spoken about how the sexual assault occurred, according to The Hindu.
Abortions are illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy in India. However, women increasingly have been petitioning the high court for permission to abort their late-term unborn babies because of fetal abnormalities. Some families of young rape victims also have made requests to the high court.
The girl’s parents took her to the doctor recently after they noticed that she was gaining weight rapidly, the report states. Doctors discovered that she was pregnant, currently about 27 weeks, One News India reports.
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