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Tuesday, August 16, 2022



A Fuller Right

August 10, 2022 8:05 am

Ria Singh Sawhney and Sugandha Yadav write: SC offers hope that right to abortion won’t be restricted by a woman’s marital status

Joe Biden to sign executive order to protect travel for abortion

August 03, 2022 4:11 pm

One of the directives Biden will issue will allow states that have not outlawed abortion to apply for specific Medicaid waivers that would, in effect, help them treat women who have traveled from out of state.

Kansas first state to vote on abortion since Roe’s demise

August 03, 2022 11:58 am

The referendum on the proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution is being closely watched as a barometer of liberal and moderate voters' anger over the June ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion.

Access to abortion: Where women still don’t have a say

July 24, 2022 8:40 am

Shreya Shree writes: Although the Court cited Roe v. Wade and spoke of women’s “right to make reproductive choices”, it found the provisions of the MTP Act to be “reasonable restrictions” on the exercise of this choice.

In abortion, the woman’s choice matters. The Supreme Court says so, too

July 21, 2022 10:45 pm

Despite limitations of the MTP Act, in the past too, courts have upheld choice and mental health as important factors in a woman’s decision to terminate pregnancy

US House passes same-sex marriage bill in retort to high court

July 20, 2022 7:04 am

While the Respect for Marriage Act easily passed the House with a Democratic majority, it is likely to stall in the evenly split Senate, where most Republicans would probably join a filibuster to block it.

The long path to reclaim abortion rights

July 05, 2022 11:38 am

In the week since the court overturned Roe v. Wade, litigators for abortion rights groups have rolled out a wave of lawsuits in nearly a dozen states to hold off bans triggered by the court’s decision, with the promise of more suits to come

Women’s emancipation or population control? Why abortion was legalised in India in 1971

July 03, 2022 6:13 am

The politics surrounding the MTPA shows that it was less a product of the women’s movement in India and more of a means to control the expanding population of the country. The Act’s wording and the arguments made in its favour remains to be criticised by Indian feminists.

On reproductive rights, India’s MTP and Surrogacy Acts don’t go far enough

July 01, 2022 8:51 am

Angellica Aribam writes: A person’s right to choose to end the pregnancy in the first few weeks is still not recognised in India. After overturning of Roe v Wade, measuring ourselves on a yardstick of regression shouldn’t become our way of governance

Women on why they’re stocking up on the morning-after pill

July 01, 2022 10:19 am

The founders of Stix, a vaginal and reproductive health company, said that demand for Restart, its morning-after pill, surged by more than 600% in the 24 hours after the Supreme Court announcement to overturn Roe v. Wade.


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.