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Family of girl (13) takes bid to abort baby to Indian Supreme Court

The girl is 30 weeks pregnant. Indian law allows terminations after 20 weeks only if the mother's life is in danger.

Picture: Pixabay.com.

JOHANNESBURG - The parents of a pregnant 13-year-old rape victim have gone to the Supreme Court seeking permission to abort her baby.

The girl is 30 weeks pregnant.

Indian law allows terminations after 20 weeks only if the mother's life is in danger.

The pregnancy was discovered after her parents took her to a doctor to seek treatment for obesity.

Her case comes just days after a 10-year-old, also a rape victim, gave birth to a baby girl in the north of the country.

Her plight made global headlines after the court turned down her request for an abortion on the grounds that she was too far into her pregnancy.

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