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Bombay HC permits minor rape victim to terminate 25-week pregnancy

July 01, 2020 11:49 am

The victim, in her plea seeking permission to undergo medical termination of pregnancy, said her mental and physical health is at risk.

HC allows woman to abort 25-week pregnancy

May 20, 2020 8:12 pm

The 32-year-woman had approached the HC after the PGI informed her that the foetus has high chances of neurodevelopmental abnormality and continuation of the pregnancy would cause grave injury to the child.

Amendments to Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act are a mixed bag

February 06, 2020 9:34 am

With congenital anomalies as a ground for abortion, the eugenic mindset of having socially desirable children could push more women into risky late abortions.

Cabinet approves raising upper limit for abortions to 24 weeks

January 29, 2020 2:30 pm

The Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

Draft Bill proposes raising abortion upper limit to 24 weeks

January 29, 2020 7:08 am

Contraceptive-failure provision to end pregnancy to cover unmarried women.

How a divided left is losing the battle on abortion

December 02, 2019 9:03 am

Miscalculations, and an unexpected victory by President Donald Trump, have put abortion access at its most vulnerable point in decades, and the left on the defensive

Can't advocate for termination of pregnancy only because woman can't raise child: Chandigarh HC

October 31, 2019 2:52 pm

The woman from Chandigarh, in her plea, was seeking directions for termination of her pregnancy on the ground of it causing grave injury to her mental health.

South Korean clinic performed abortion on wrong woman, police say

September 25, 2019 3:25 pm

The police said they planned to ask prosecutors to indict the clinic’s doctor and a nurse on charges of inflicting accidental injury.

Vadodara: Blamed for woman’s 2 abortions, in-laws booked

August 13, 2019 1:23 am

Bhavna Parmar (28), a resident of Padamala in Vadodara, has accused her husband Bhakti, mother-in-law and her husband's paramour of forcefully feeding her pills that caused two miscarriages and forcing her to undergo a hysterectomy when she was pregnant a third time.

Philippines' top senator chides Iceland for abortion, UN drugs war probe

July 15, 2019 12:34 pm

Sotto's remarks are the latest in a series of comments from lawmakers urging the government to not cooperate after the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted Iceland's resolution to investigate thousands of deaths under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs campaign.


JNU becomes hub of druggists after 8 pm: BJP MLA

February 23, 2016 8:01 am

Ramgarh, Feb 23 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Ramgarh Gyandev Ahuja in a bizarre comment over the Jawaharlal Nehru row said that JNU becomes a hub of druggists after 8pm. He said 50,000 pieces of bones, 3,000 used condoms, 500 used abortion injections and 10,000 cigarette buds, are found in JNU waste every day. He added that girls and boys dance naked in cultural programmes at JNU which are witnessed by druggists.