Is Allowing a Woman to Abort Her Foetus a Form of Empowerment?
Losing a baby in the womb can be devastating but what if the mother must give the baby up for the sake of her and her baby’s health? This story is a profound case of empathy and empowerment!
The Supreme Court has allowed a woman to abort her 25-week-old foetus due to a medical condition that does not have a cure. The foetus, according to a medical report, did not have a brain and a skull.
In India, medical termination of pregnancy is not allowed beyond 20 weeks according to the law.
What is heartening to observe is that the SC, when passing the order, ruled that continuation of the pregnancy “could pose severe mental injury to the 22-year-old woman”. That the Supreme Court decided to focus on the mental trauma that the woman will have to undergo is indeed appreciable.
The grief of losing her baby is unimaginable but no parent would want to give birth to a life they can’t nurture. By allowing her to choose what is best for the child and herself, as a society, we are empowering the woman to make and live her own decisions.
After all, a mother knows best what’s best for the baby. What do you think?
Source of banner image: Hindustan Times
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