Law tweak may make it easier for single women to abort too

News: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve changes in the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act Facts:  Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971              It provides the legal framework for making Comprehensive Abortion care (CAC) services available in India. The Act allows women to abort foetuses up to 20-weeks-old.… Continue reading Law tweak may make it easier for single women to abort too

HC seeks Centre’s response on plea for raising abortion time period

The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to respond to a public interest litigation(PIL) for extending the time period to terminate pregnancy to 24 to 26 weeks in case of health risks to the mother or foetus. The petitioner has sought amendment to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act,1971 which bars abortion post 20… Continue reading HC seeks Centre’s response on plea for raising abortion time period

Madras High Court bats for extending legal abortion period upto 24 weeks

The Madras High Court has issued notices to the Centre and the state government seeking their response on extending the period for termination of pregnancy from 20 weeks to 24 weeks. The court had taken suo motu cognisance of a report by the World Health Organisation and a March of Dimes,non-profit organisation.They have has said… Continue reading Madras High Court bats for extending legal abortion period upto 24 weeks