When 24-year-old Neha and her partner Naveen (names changed) got pregnant, they approached a private hospital for abortion. The hospital initially refused to do it and asked whether this was just fun and they would marry someone else later.
Later, they demanded ₹25,000 for the procedure. Unable to afford that amount, Neha and Naveen, who are medical students, went to the government-run Thrissur medical college.
The junior resident doctor there refused abortion and gave her a prescription as follows:
“Came for MTP, unmarried;
1) All investigations
2) Report with parents of the girl (father or mother) for MTP and admission”
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