Bombay HC Fetal Abortion Case: Niketa Mehta suffers a miscarriageAugust 14th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 14 (ANI): Niketa Mehta, who had sought to abort her 25-week-old-foetus, which had a congenital heart problem, has suffered a miscarriage, her husband said.
Niketa was rushed to a hospital in suburban Mumbai after complaining of severe pain on Tuesday night, her husband Haresh Mehta confirmed.
He blamed the constant media pressure for his wife’’s high blood pressure and increased stress level, and claimed that this had resulted in the miscarriage.
It may be recalled that the Bombay High Court had rejected Mehtas plea to get her unborn baby aborted after medical reports stated that her child would be born with malpositioned arteries and would require a pacemaker soon after birth.
The court had ordered a special committee from JJ Hospital to give an additional confirmed opinion. JJ Hospital had said then that the chances of the baby having the ailment were bleak and the foetus had least chance of having a congenital handicap at birth.
The Pregnancy Act of 71, the countrys 37-year-old abortion law does not allow the termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks unless it has the potential to harm its mothers life or health. (ANI)
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