Q. With reference to Abortion in India, consider the following statements:
1.“Only married woman or her husband” were allowed to medically terminate the pregnancy.
2.Woman does not have the basic right to terminate a pregnancy if and when she decides.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1 is incorrect:  Earlier “only married woman or her husband” were allowed to medically terminate the pregnancy, but the recent amendment to the MTP Act, provides the same for “any woman or her partner”.

Statement 2 is correct: Although the new rules have increased access to abortions to some extent, they fail to correct a fundamental flaw in the MTP Act that a woman does not have the basic right to terminate a pregnancy if and when she decides.

Source: Indian Express