SC not allow abortion in Down Syndrome
The Supreme Court refused to allow a woman, who is in her 26th week of pregnancy, to abort her foetus on the ground that it suffered from Down syndrome, saying “we have a life in our hands.
The apex court said that as per a report of the medical board constituted to examine the 37-year-old woman, there was no physical risk to the mother in continuation of pregnancy. A Bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and L.N. Rao observed that though “everybody knows that children with Down Syndrome are undoubtedly less intelligent, but they are fine people.”