Supreme Court permits woman seeking abortion to give child to CARA-registered couple for adoption

The Supreme Court of India directed AIIMS to take all necessary steps in the interest of the mother’s and the fetus’ safety and health in response to a request for permission to terminate a 29-week pregnancy made by a 21-year-old unmarried woman. The Supreme Court of India noted that the petitioner in issue had promised to give birth to the child and place the kid for adoption. Furthermore, the prospective parents, whose information was provided on the CARA registration form, gave their consent for the adoption of the child. CARA was requested to take all necessary actions to make the aforementioned adoption possible.
The matter was heard by a bench comprising the Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice PS Narasimha and Justice JB Pardiwala.
The court previously obtained a report from AIIMS stating that there was a strong likelihood of the baby being delivered alive if an abortion attempt was made. In view of this report, the CJI asked Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati to help in providing the petitioner with legal advice.

This news is written by Mr. Manpreet Rathor, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.


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