Mumbai - After the Supreme Court allowed a Dombivli woman to abort her underdeveloped foetus earlier this week, the procedure will be carried out at the civic KEM Hospital on Wednesday.
KEM dean Dr. Avinash Supe told Mumbai Live that the hospital would adhere to the SC directive. She has been admitted to the hospital on 17 January for the procedure which will be then carried out on Wednesday. The 22-year-old woman has been allowed to abort the 24-week foetus since it would endanger her life. An SC bench headed by Justice S A Bobde gave the ruling on Monday. An expert panel constituted at the KEM hospital had last week opined that the woman is allowed to abort the foetus to save her life.
The Indian Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act does not allow abortion of a foetus after 20 weeks unless it endangers the mother's life.
The Dombivli woman had approached a city based gynecologist Dr. Sangita Pikale for help after she discovered the abnormalities in the foetus during a sonography and Dombivli doctors expressed their inability to help her. Dr. Pikale then helped her to approach the SC which has now allowed the abortion legally.