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Domestic violence valid ground for terminating pregnancy, says Bombay HC

The high court bench allowed the abortion of a 23-week-old healthy foetus, saying the woman had undergone mental trauma and continuation of the pregnancy would add to such trauma.
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El Salvador jails women for miscarriages, stillbirths – now one woman’s family wants justice

El Salvador is one of three countries in Central America and 24 worldwide with a total abortion ban — with penalties ranging from two to 50 years.
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How changes to pregnancy termination bill give women better options for abortion

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, passed by Rajya Sabha, allows abortion between 20 to 24 weeks for 'certain categories of women' with the assent of two doctors.
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Rajya Sabha passes bill to raise upper limit for abortions to 24 weeks in special cases

The bill raises the upper limit for abortions from 20 weeks to 24 weeks for 'special categories of women', including rape survivors, victims of incest, minors and differently-abled.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor could give Trump an edge in US presidential election

Ginsburg’s death Friday gives the president and his Republican allies an opening to leave a transformational mark on a court already shaped by two Trump appointments.
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Meet Kanwal Ahmed, Pakistani woman who has given a ‘safe space’ to women to talk about taboos

On Facebook page 'Soul Sisters Pakistan', started by 31-year-old Kanwal Ahmed, several South Asian women discuss topics such as sex, abuse, marriage and abortion.
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Lockdown seen leading to 1 million unsafe abortions in India, Marie Stopes says

Marie Stopes, a global non-profit for women, estimated that disrupted services could result in 20 lakh additional unsafe abortions, 6.5 lakh unintended pregnancies & 2,600 maternal deaths.
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Study says 1.3 mn Indian women lost access to contraception, abortion services in pandemic

Study by Marie Stopes International estimates there will be an additional 1 mn unsafe abortions, 650,000 additional unintended pregnancies and 2,600 maternal deaths in India.
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Why India’s law on abortion does not use the word ‘abortion’

Some attribute the curious choice of words ‘medical termination of pregnancy’ in the 1971 Act to the colonial hangover of using technical jargon. But that's not the case.
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Minor rape victim’s right to abort outweighs foetus’ right to be born: Rajasthan High Court

A two-judge bench set aside order passed in October last year, when the court held that the foetus had a right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.