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In a major order, the Bombay excessive courtroom (HC) on Tuesday rejected a petition filed by a 39-year-old girl to endure medical termination of her being pregnant, after it noticed that the monetary situation of a household or the psychological unpreparedness of a girl to be a mom can’t be the grounds to permit termination beneath the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971.

The girl, who’s 24-weeks pregnant, moved HC stating that she learnt of her being pregnant belatedly, on May 14, when she underwent a sonography. She claimed that the being pregnant occurred owing to the failure of the contraceptive methodology and she or he didn’t suspect that she was pregnant as a result of she has a historical past of irregular menstruation, owing to which the being pregnant was detected late.

She added that the being pregnant on the age of 39 could result in numerous problems in her life and trigger her bodily and psychological agony. The girl additionally claimed that she and her household weren’t within the monetary situation nor was she mentally ready to change into a mom beneath the given circumstances.

The bench of justice Ujjal Bhuyan and justice Riyaz Chagla, nonetheless, refused to just accept the grounds put forth by the lady from Ratnagiri district.

“We are of the considered view that the reasons for medical termination of pregnancy beyond the statutory limit of 20 weeks viz. that the petitioner and her family are in no condition financially and/or that the petitioner would be of an advanced age of 39 years to be mentally prepared to be a mother are not valid grounds for termination of pregnancy under the said (MTP) Act,” mentioned the bench.

Failure of contraceptive methodology in beneath sure circumstances is a legitimate floor for MTP beneath the Act, however the bench mentioned it was not relevant to the lady. In this regard, the bench accepted the arguments superior by further authorities pleader MP Thakur that the bottom shall be out there solely to a married girl who already has a toddler and the being pregnant has occurred because of failure of any system or methodology utilized by the married girl for limiting the variety of youngsters. The anguish brought on by such undesirable being pregnant could also be presumed to represent a grave harm to the psychological well being of the pregnant girl, however the petitioner, though married has no baby, and therefore there might be no limiting the variety of youngsters.

The petitioner relied in a Supreme Court judgment observing {that a} pregnant girl has a private autonomy to train her reproductive selection and terminate her being pregnant. But the bench discovered the reliance misplaced. It clarified that the suitable to reproductive selection “would necessarily be exercisable in terms of section 3 of the MTP Act, that is, within the statutory limit (of 12 to 20 week’s) provided thereunder.”

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