In Mrs Pooja Kumari v. GNCTD & Anr, the Delhi High Court allowed a lady who was 33 weeks pregnant to have a medical abortion.
Justice Prathiba M Singh held “The Court comes to the conclusion that the mother’s choice is ultimate. Considering this, the Court holds that medical termination be allowed. The petitioner is permitted to undergo termination immediately at the LNJP Hospital or any other hospital of her choice.”
“Cases like these highlight the severe dilemma that a woman has to undergo. With the emergency of modern technology, the issues around abortion and termination are bound to become more difficult,” the Court added.
During her interaction with the petitioner, Justice Singh said, she was able to determine whether or not she was aware of the dangers and psychological suffering associated with childbirth or child abortion.
CASE : Mrs Pooja Kumari v. GNCTD & Anr