SC refuses urgent hearing on plea to abort 20-week foetus

SC refuses urgent hearing on  plea to abort 20-week foetus

Noting that “very important national issues” are pending adjudication, the Supreme Court has refused urgent hearing on a plea challenging Constitutional validity of the legal provision that prohibits aborting a 20-week-old foetus.

"There are very important national issues which are in queue to be adjudicated by court and it is not possible now to decide the petition on abortion," a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul said.

The plea for urgent hearing was made by senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, representing a Maharashtra woman who was barred by the apex court on February 28 to abort her 26-week-old foetus suffering from congenital disorder 'Down Syndrome'.

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