India: Court grants 10-year-old girl right to abortion in rape case

An Indian court on Tuesday granted the right to an abortion to an underage girl in a rape case.

The girl is believed to be 10 years old and was due to give birth in four months, police said. Her stepfather was arrested in an ongoing case of abuse, authorities said. Indian law prohibits disclosing the names of rape victims.

The court’s decision comes a day after a medical board examined the girl at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak district in India’s northern...

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