News: A Wakeup Call

An Innocent Child

The media seems to be obsessing over the pregnancy of a ten year old girl in India, especially after the Supreme Court of India rejected an appeal for an abortion. The girl is 32 weeks pregnant, and Indian Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of 1971 states that abortion is not allowed after 20 weeks, unless doctors determine that the pregnancy is putting the mother’s life at risk. She was allegedly raped by her mother’s cousin, a man who is now arrested and awaiting trial. The family is distraught, and although they have accepted the court’s decision, continues to be frustrated as they witness the media exploit the tragic situation. The father reportedly asked the