Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicMedical abortion

Topic: medical abortion

SC decision on MTP act crucial for women’s health. Sensitisation, education should be next step

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

India and US went pro-choice around the same time. Only one strengthened its abortion laws

India's Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 established women’s right to seek an abortion two years before US Supreme Court judgment in Roe vs Wade.

US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade verdict that guaranteed abortions

Justice Samuel A Alito Jr said the the contentious issue that has invoked political debates in the US for more than a generation should be decided by politicians, not the courts.

Bombay High Court allows mentally challenged rape survivor to terminate 23-week pregnancy

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act allows one to terminate a pregnancy beyond 20 weeks only if courts conclude that it poses a threat to the health of mother or child.

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.

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.

On Camera

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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