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Mumbai court says no to abortion of 25-week foetus




http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEP20080804072031&Page=P&Title=Nation&Topic=0

Looks like the great abortion debate has started in desh also. The unborn has congenital heart defect and is girl. I am puzzled why the matter is in court. Money talks in desh and they could have got it done by paying off big money.

It seems there is a rule that after x number of weeks, not sure how many weeks, one cannot get abortion. If that is the rule, then it has to be broken. That’s desh (excuse my sarcasm).

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IMHO foetus regardless of age has got a life .. Abortions should be banned
( exceptions with medical conditions or forced reasons )

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It seems there is a rule that after x number of weeks, not sure how many weeks, one cannot get abortion. If that is the rule, then it has to be broken. That’s desh (excuse my sarcasm).

dio



It is after 20 weeks. Yes it is Desh but the doctors in big cities are not risking their licences being snatched if things leak out. The couple doctor advised them to take permission from high court. Hence this media attention.

Their plea has been rejected by the court on grounds that the baby has no heart problem (panel of court doctors said that). The whole issue looks strange now.

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So the rule applies for over 20 weeks. It was mentioned on news channels in desh that the unborn is a girl. May be that could be the issue here? I am just speculating.

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Quote:
Originally posted by desi in ottawa

It seems there is a rule that after x number of weeks, not sure how many weeks, one cannot get abortion. If that is the rule, then it has to be broken. That’s desh (excuse my sarcasm).

dio



It is after 20 weeks. Yes it is Desh but the doctors in big cities are not risking their licences being snatched if things leak out. The couple doctor advised them to take permission from high court. Hence this media attention.

Their plea has been rejected by the court on grounds that the baby has no heart problem (panel of court doctors said that). The whole issue looks strange now.

Jona



The actual judgement says that the permission is not granted because the Mother has no risk of life due to the delivery/pregnancy. Please see link, it is on most news sites.

http://www.mid-day.com/news/2008/aug/040808-HC-rebuffs-niketas-bail-plea-abortion.htm

section of the MTP Act under which a foetus can be aborted after 20 weeks only if there was a fatal risk to mother and not the foetus

While the judge delivered the verdict as per interpretation of the law, whether it is good or bad decision is highly subjective and very complex.

My sympathies with these and such other parents.

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The Twist in the drama
Here is the twist......

MUMBAI: When they appear in newspapers, they are dismissed as howlers but in a medical report a single typographical error can make the difference between life and death.

In the end, it was just one word that changed the medical report submitted to the high court by J J Hospital.

On Saturday, the JJ report's conclusion read, "The committee is of the opinion that there are very fair chances that child will be born incapacitated and handicapped to survive."

On Monday morning, the JJ report submitted a report which was identical except that it said, "The committee is of the opinion that there are very least chances that child will be born incapacitated and handicapped to survive."

The change in state-run JJ Hospital's report over abortion of Niketa Mehta's unborn child may have turned the tide against the aggrieved mother.

"It was a typo," said Dr B M Subnis, dean of the JJ groups of Hospitals who had to sign the report submitted by three of his experts. The three-doctor committee was formed at the behest of the High Court's directive last week to assess the merit of Niketa Mehta's plea seeking termination of her pregnancy.

"The three experts were late in submitting their individual reports to me. I had to make several changes in the draft that my steno typed out. Three drafts had to be made before the final one," he added. The typo could thus have crept in, JJ officials felt.

A typographical error is a mistake in printing, typesetting or typing, especially one caused by striking an incorrect key. Going by this dictionary definition, the replacement of the word 'fair' with 'least' does not qualify as a typo.


 
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"It was a typo," said Dr B M Subnis, dean of the JJ groups of Hospitals who had to sign the report submitted by three of his experts. ...

"The three experts were late in submitting their individual reports to me. I had to make several changes in the draft that my steno typed out. Three drafts had to be made before the final one," he added. The typo could thus have crept in, JJ officials felt.


OK ... it was Typo, but excuse me ... You Signed it. You should have Read it one, two, three times before Signing on such important Report.

Mehta Family to suffer not Dr Subnis. Family will come through eventually ... They definitely are Brave coz only Braves can go knock Court in such maters. They could easily have gone back door, paid some money (Less than legal fees) and get over with it. But they chose not to. Takes some courage.


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Is the foetus a living being?
BTW, here is another Report !

http://www.mid-day.com/news/2008/aug/060808MehtaCase1.htm


August 4, 2008
Division bench of Justices R M S Khandeparkar and A A Sayed of the HC dismisses Nikita Mehta's plea to abort her 25-week-old foetus, suffering from congenital heart blockage. It holds that a foetus is a living being.

May 2, 2008
A single bench of Justice Abhay S Oka of the HC rejects compensation for the death of a foetus, saying it could not be counted as a living person.


I wonder if Mehta's Lawyer knew this.


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IMHO foetus regardless of age has got a life .. Abortions should be banned
( exceptions with medical conditions or forced reasons )



Just curious...what would be defined as a 'forced reason'?

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Niketa Mehta suffers a miscarriage
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEH20080814123808&Page=H&Title=Top+Stories&Topic=0&

"MUMBAI: 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."



 
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