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US Court Reinstates Ban On Most Abortions Day After Texas Clinics Began To Operate

US Court Reinstates Ban On Most Abortions Day After Texas Clinics Began To Operate

It is unclear how many abortions Texas clinics performed in the short time the law was put on hold. On Thursday, at least six abortions providers had resumed normal services or were gearing up to do so.

09 October 2021
US: Texas Abortions Resume After Controversial Anti-Abortion Law Halted

US: Texas Abortions Resume After Controversial Anti-Abortion Law Halted

On Wednesday US District Judge Robert Pitman issued a preliminary injunction, suspending the enforcement of the Texas abortion law known as Senate Bill 8...

08 October 2021

'Kill Bill' Star Uma Thurman Slams Texas Abortion Law As She Shares Her ‘Darkest Secret’; Reveals Going Through Abortion

Uma Thurman wrote against the “horror” of Texas’s new abortion law and called for the ban to be lifted, as she opened up about an abortion she had as a...

Was Aware There Would Be Consequences: Texas Doctor Sued For Performing Abortion

Was Aware There Would Be Consequences: Texas Doctor Sued For Performing Abortion

The Texas law prohibits doctors from performing abortion once they are able to detect cardiac activity (usually around 6 weeks) when most of the women don't...

21 September 2021

US Justice Department Challenges Texas' New Anti-Abortion Law

Immediate injunction seeked. Meanwhile, the Texas Government spokesperson said, “Texas passed a law that ensures that the life of every child with a...

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27 July 2021
Kerala HC Allows Abortion of Pregnancy Of A Mentally Challenged Rape Victim

Kerala HC Allows Abortion of Pregnancy Of A Mentally Challenged Rape Victim

The high court permitted the Government Mental Health Centre and the Sree Avittom Thirunal Hospital, both in Thiruvananthapuram, to carry out the medical...


14 April 2021
Joe Biden Begins To Undo Donald Trump's Ban On Abortion Referrals

Joe Biden Begins To Undo Donald Trump's Ban On Abortion Referrals

The Biden administration estimated that as a result of the Trump policy changes in 2019 the program serves about 1.5 million fewer women a year, a 37 per cent...


21 March 2021
The New Abortion Rules Are Good. Here's How To Make Them Better

The New Abortion Rules Are Good. Here's How To Make Them Better

The amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy are welcome. But some gaps still need to be addressed.


19 March 2021
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16 March 2021
Rajya Sabha Passes Bill to Raise Upper Limit Of Abortions From The Present 20 weeks to 24

Rajya Sabha Passes Bill to Raise Upper Limit Of Abortions From The Present 20 weeks to 24

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 has now been passed in the Rajya Sabha


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05 March 2021
SC To Hear Plea Filed By 14-Year-Old Rape Victim Seeking 26-Week Pregnancy Termination On March 8

SC To Hear Plea Filed By 14-Year-Old Rape Victim Seeking 26-Week Pregnancy Termination On March 8

The counsel appearing for Haryana was asked by the bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde to file the medical report of the girl in a sealed cover.


29 October 2020
Polish President Andrzej Duda Backtracks On New Abortion Law Amid Protests

Polish President Andrzej Duda Backtracks On New Abortion Law Amid Protests

Earlier ruling by Andrzej Duda banned all abortions in Poland.


11 August 2020
Lockdown Effect: Spike In Unplanned Babies, Abortions

Lockdown Effect: Spike In Unplanned Babies, Abortions

Lack of access to contraceptives and family planning services during the COVID-19 induced lockdowns led to an alarming rise in the pregnancy rate across the...


29 January 2020
Cabinet Approves Raising Of Upper Limit For Permitting Abortions To 24 Weeks

Cabinet Approves Raising Of Upper Limit For Permitting Abortions To 24 Weeks

The extension will also help victims of rape, girls with disabilities as well as minors, who may not realise they are pregnant until later.


13 September 2019
Horror Of Horrors! How Women Are Being Denied Right To Safe Abortion

Horror Of Horrors! How Women Are Being Denied Right To Safe Abortion

An archaic law that doesn't understand modern relationship, lack of awareness and non-availability of medical abortion pills are leading to high rate of...


15 July 2019
SC Agrees To Examine Abortion Laws After Plea Alleges Violation of Right To Reproductive Choice

SC Agrees To Examine Abortion Laws After Plea Alleges Violation of Right To Reproductive Choice

The apex court sought response of the Central government on a PIL of three women who have sought that provisions like 3(2) (b) of the Medical Termination of...


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03 February 2019
Pope Francis Urges Politicians To Safegaurd Rights Of The Unborn

Pope Francis Urges Politicians To Safegaurd Rights Of The Unborn

Pope Francis is urging politicians of all faiths to safeguard the rights of the unborn and is exhorting abortion opponents to also assure that children are...


04 October 2018
It Is Time We Value The Right To Safe Abortion

It Is Time We Value The Right To Safe Abortion

While family planning and contraception have been promoted by the government, abortion continues to be an issue that is rarely discussed. It Is time women in...


27 May 2018
Ireland Votes For Change, Legalises Abortion

Ireland Votes For Change, Legalises Abortion

One of the key cases influencing the debate on abortion in Ireland was that of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar, who died of sepsis in a hospital in Galway...


26 May 2018
How Tragic Death Of An Indian Woman Sparked History-Making Vote In Ireland

How Tragic Death Of An Indian Woman Sparked History-Making Vote In Ireland

Savita's beaming face has appeared widely on posters and banners for the "yes" campaign which called for the repealing of the 8th amendment.


07 April 2018
With Dead Foetus In Her Bag, Woman Tells Police She Was Raped For Months, Forced To Abort

With Dead Foetus In Her Bag, Woman Tells Police She Was Raped For Months, Forced To Abort

A 20-year-old woman in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district reached the police superintendent's office to file a rape complaint carrying her four-month-old foetus...


09 October 2017
Supreme Court Allows Women To Abort Foetus With Arnold Chiari Syndrome

Supreme Court Allows Women To Abort Foetus With Arnold Chiari Syndrome

Arnold Chiari Syndrome is a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal, present at birth.



11 September 2017
More Trouble For Ram Rahim, Termination Of Pregnancies In Dera Hospital Under Scanner

More Trouble For Ram Rahim, Termination Of Pregnancies In Dera Hospital Under Scanner

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act is not being followed properly in Shah Satnam Ji Super Speciality Hospital.



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