Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: abortion

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.

Modi govt move to increase abortion time limit is brave, sets role model for the West

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Indian women set to get right to abort pregnancy in 6th month, instead of the 5th

Modi cabinet approves amendment to Medical Termination of Pregnancy act, taking abortion limit to 24 weeks instead of 20. Bill to be tabled in Parliament.

Abortion a right not privilege. On Safe Abortion Day, govt must consider amending MTP Act

In 1971, India became one of the first countries to legalise abortion, but today its healthcare system is lagging behind and doing a great disservice to women.

Is Modi govt right in telling SC that women don’t have absolute right to abortion?

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare told the Supreme Court Wednesday that a pregnant woman’s right to abort is not “absolute”.

Women don’t have absolute right to terminate pregnancy, Modi govt tells Supreme Court

Health ministry's reply was in reference to plea that seeks to raise time period for terminating pregnancy from current cap of 20 weeks to 26 weeks.

America is waging a war on women. Rapists, murderers & foetuses have more rights now

American feminists wanted to save other women from dowry, female foeticide, hijab and FGM. But who will save their rights from US Republicans?

India’s abortion law — ahead of its time in 1971 but now behind science, societal demands

Abortion has been legal for 48 years but is still not based on women's rights. Moreover, experts argue it isn't in line with current medical and societal standards.

Alabama passes harshest anti-abortion law in US, effectively banning procedure

US President Donald Trump asks Federal Reserve to ease monetary policy to provide stimulus to the economy.

Train grassroots health workers in medical abortions to keep women from quacks, say doctors

A majority of Indian women looking to undergo abortions do so by self-medication or through quacks because of the stigma around the procedure and lack of awareness.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.