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Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act


Women's freedom to decide whether to continue with pregnancy can't be taken away, says Kerala HC

August 17, 2021 12:40 pm

The right of the mother to terminate the pregnancy even after the permissible period under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, has been recognised by the courts, if there was substantial risk that after birth the child could suffer from abnormalities, the court said.

Why your nearby chemist doesn't have abortion pills, and why he should stock them

August 19, 2020 12:30 pm

A new study throws light on the availability of prescription-based medical abortion drugs with chemists as a way to prevent early abortion care costs among other benefits for women exercising their choice of terminating pregnancy

HC notice to Centre, states to relook at powers of termination of pregnancy Act

August 09, 2020 1:19 am

The court issued notices while taking up a petition seeking termination of pregnancy. In the case, PGIMER too has been told to furnish the report regarding health and medical status of the foetus and risk to the life of the woman.

Amendments to abortion law are welcome

February 10, 2020 9:29 am

For the amendments in abortion law to be effective, medical facilities need to be expanded and women have to be made aware of their rights.

Cabinet nod to raise upper limit for abortions from 20 to 24 weeks

January 30, 2020 2:02 am

The Bill will amend the existing MTP Act, 1971, and will be introduced in the coming Budget Session.

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.

Bombay HC allows cancer-afflicted rape victim to terminate pregnancy

September 14, 2018 9:56 pm

Her pregnancy, resulting from the rape, was detected only recently when she went to a local hospital for her chemotherapy session.

Pay Rs 10L compensation to destitute rape victim: SC to Bihar

August 17, 2017 4:50 pm

In her plea, the woman had said she was a destitute and had come to know about her pregnancy for the first time around the 13th week, and that too after she was rescued by Shanti Kutir, a women's rehabilitation centre, and taken a pregnancy test on January 26.

Abortion law amendments on hold

June 08, 2017 2:52 am

Concerns over Sangli abortion racket come in way of amendments raising time limit, allowing alternative medicine practitioners to do abortions