Friday, 30 September, 2022
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Topic: abortion

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harsh Mander wants better refugee law, Manu Joseph calls out middle-class CAA protesters

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Harsh Mander, Sunita Narain, Shailaja Chandra, Manu Joseph & many more.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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