The Niketa Mehta saga ended sadly with a miscarriage, according to HT news reports. Perhaps it was all the emotional stress of the relentless publicity, or perhaps the physical stress of going to the courts, meeting with lawyers and traveling on bumpy roads.
Or perhaps, it’s the body’s own way of rejecting a foetus that was not developing well.
No one can say why miscarriages occur. They are just nature’s way of deciding not to proceed.
Niketa Mehta wanted very much to end her pregnancy. I had argued here why she should have the final say on aborting her foetus.
I would like to think that while the courts may have overruled her, Nature herself sided with the mother.
And I may add, this is still a sad event.? The best outcome for everyone would have been a healthy foetus.? A? voluntary abortion and an involuntary miscarriage are both painful events.? I can only imagine Niketa’s grief.