Incomplete abortion: Doc penalised Rs 2 lakh

However, it is alleged that Dr Sangamitra negligently left behind a few swabs during the initial procedure, which led to further complications.

published on : 14th March 2023

US abortion rights 'war' rages on 50 years, 'isn't over': Joe Biden

Since the Supreme Court overturned the Roe ruling, some 20 Republican-led US states have passed laws banning or severely restricting abortion rights.

published on : 23rd January 2023

What changes after US allows sale of abortion pills through pharmacies

Two of the biggest US pharmacy chains, Walgreens and CVS, have said they want to participate in the states where it is possible to sell the pills.

published on : 8th January 2023

US expands access to abortion pills through pharmacies

A doctor's prescription will be needed to obtain the pills, which were previously only available from a few mail-order pharmacies or certified doctors and clinics.

published on : 4th January 2023

Law of the land: Five major verdicts by Supreme Court in 2022

The Supreme Court suspended criminal trials and court proceedings under Section 124A of Indian Penal Code while allowing the Union of India to reconsider the law.

published on : 31st December 2022

Tamil Nadu: Woman tries to abort foetus, dies; quack held

According to police, C Jayashree, a native of Panaikulam village near Papparapatti, recently found out she was two months pregnant and didn’t inform her family.

published on : 20th December 2022

Uttarakhand HC permits teenage rape survivor to terminate 25-week pregnancy

The HC cited the decisions of the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court permitting an abortion in such cases and the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971.

published on : 8th December 2022

'Choice of mother': Delhi High Court allows termination of 33-week pregnancy

The court clarified that prior to undergoing termination, the informed consent of the petitioner would be taken and she would undergo the procedure at her own risk.

published on : 6th December 2022

France takes first step to add abortion right to constitution

To be added to the constitution, any measure must be first approved by majorities in the National Assembly and the upper house, the Senate, and then in a nationwide referendum.

published on : 29th November 2022

‘Quack’ held after woman dies during abortion bid

Doctors declared her dead on arrival and suspected bleeding due to abortion as the cause.

published on : 23rd November 2022

US midterm polls: Abortion rights protected in Michigan, California, Vermont

The Tuesday ballot measures came months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion it guaranteed to women nationwide.

published on : 9th November 2022

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

Challakere police inspector Umesh booked for raping, tormenting cousin 

The inspector of police, accused of raping his cousin, has been placed under suspension.

published on : 24th October 2022

At least 66 US clinics have halted abortions: study

The number of clinics providing abortions in the 15 states dropped from 79 before the June 24 decision to 13 as of October 2. All 13 of the remaining clinics are in Georgia.

published on : 6th October 2022

US Supreme Court welcomes public again, and a new justice

This is also the first time new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the court's first Black female justice, will participate in arguments.

published on : 3rd October 2022

SC says doctors need not disclose identities of minors seeking abortion to cops

The top court said that it could not possibly be the legislature's intent to deprive minors of safe abortions.

published on : 30th September 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
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