The Bombay High Court rejected a plea by a Mumbai couple, stockbroker Haresh Mehta and his wife Niketa, who sought to abort their 25-week unborn child because it had a congenital heart defect. The case poses a direct challenge to the 37 year old abortion law since Niketa is now 25 weeks pregnant – well beyond the permissible limit for abortion in India.
Well I think there are two sides to the whole episode. One side I think we should have faith in The Almighty & expect the miracle and let’s wait till the child is born. On other, we should not forget trauma parents might have to go through if it does not work out correctly. And even if the child survives, but with complication, it would mean problems for the parents throughout their life. While I strongly condemn abortion, I think Court should have considered this as a special case and granted permission for abortion.
What do you guys think? Voice your thoughts!