Supported by doctors, her parents petitioned the court to reconsider
based on the girl's age, her impoverished background, and her compromised physical and mental states.
"Look at the language that courts adopt in these types of cases," Upreti said. "They seem to focus more on protecting the pregnancy than really respecting the life and well-being of the child before them. A child was almost forced to give birth to a child."
Today, Upreti says she is "hopeful" about continued progress for women in India. Currently, the Center for Reproductive Rights places India in its third of four ascending tiers for the legal statuses of induced abortions worldwide
Countries in this tier — including Great Britain, Finland, Zambia, and Japan — are considered more liberal for their tendency to grant abortions to women for socioeconomic reasons, such as contraceptive failure.