Medical Termination of Pregnancy

Procreate or abort is woman’s choice: Kerala HC

News of the pregnancy left her mentally and emotionally disturbed, said the petition, adding that the classmate with whom she was in a relationship, had left the country for higher studies.

published on : 5th November 2022

Bombay HC directs hospital to submit report on minor rape victim seeking to terminate pregnancy 

Under the provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, termination of pregnancy post the 20-week period is not allowed unless permission is taken from the high court.

published on : 31st October 2022

Supreme Court says non-cisgender women may also require access to safe termination of pregnancy

It added the MTP Act recognises the reproductive autonomy of every pregnant woman to choose medical intervention to terminate her pregnancy.

published on : 29th September 2022

Woman can become pregnant by choice irrespective of her marital status: Supreme Court

The bench added that Article 21 of the Constitution recognises and protects the right of a woman to undergo termination of pregnancy if her mental or physical health is at stake.

published on : 29th September 2022

Marital rape still not an offence say activists post SC's abortion ruling

"It is a beginning and they should come out with more and more progressive laws on marital rape because it is a reality," said Woman's rights activist and founder of PARI, Yogita Bhayana.

published on : 29th September 2022

What did the Supreme Court say on abortion, marital rape, and 'persons other than cis-women'?

The top court said that the provision to cover only married women will render the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act violative of Article 14; here are other key points from its important ruling.

published on : 29th September 2022

'Need to fine-tune rules to allow abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy': SC on MTP Act

The court said it is reserving its verdict on the issue of interpretation of the MTP Act and will include 'unmarried woman' or 'single woman' to allow them the benefit of abortion up to 24 weeks.

published on : 24th August 2022

Kerala High Court allows termination of 26-week foetus of minor girl

The court also ordered that if any request was given by the investigation officer who was investigating the criminal case in this matter, the authorities would take the tissue for a DNA test.

published on : 2nd April 2022

HC allows termination of 26-week foetus of minor girl

As per the report of the medical board, the foetus is 26 weeks of gestational age and was free from congenital anomalies as per the ultrasound scan.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Kerala HC allows pregnancy termination at 31 weeks to 10-year-old, says ‘ashamed’ that father is rapist

The Kerala High Court on Thursday permitted medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) to a 10-year-old rape victim, who is around 31 weeks pregnant.

published on : 11th March 2022

Govt notifies new rules for allowing abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy for certain categories of women

Earlier, abortion required the opinion of one doctor if it is done within 12 weeks of conception and two doctors if it is done between 12 and 20 weeks.

published on : 13th October 2021