The Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi. Photo: Google Maps
The Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi has 25 judges appointed by the president, including the chief justice. Photo: Google Maps

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a Pune-based woman carrying a fetus that does not have a skull or a brain to get an abortion, PTI reported.

The 20-year-old sought the apex court’s permission to undergo a medical termination on the grounds that the child would not be able to survive.

A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said, “We consider it appropriate and in the interest of justice to allow termination of pregnancy.”

Indian law does not allow medical termination after 20 weeks unless there is a threat to the mother’s life.