Articles about Abortion

US: 10-year-old rape victim forced to cross state for abortion

04 Jul 2022

World
US: 10-year-old rape victim forced to cross state for abortion

The effects of the US Supreme Court's abortion decision have come to light recently in a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim's case, who was six weeks pregnant.

Kubbra Sait opens up about getting abortion, says 'no regrets'

03 Jul 2022

Entertainment
Kubbra Sait opens up about getting abortion, says 'no regrets'

Actor Kubbra Sait recently published her book—Open Book: Not Quite A Memoir.

Abortion ruling: US companies reach out to women employees

25 Jun 2022

World
Abortion ruling: US companies reach out to women employees

Companies in the United States, including Walt Disney Co. and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc., have stated that they will reimburse employees' fees if they need to travel for abortion services, as per Reuters.

US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion

24 Jun 2022

World
US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion

The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that had been in place for nearly 50 years and gave women constitutional and legal rights to an abortion.

Facebook collects personal data on abortion seekers: Report

16 Jun 2022

Technology
Facebook collects personal data on abortion seekers: Report

A latest investigative report found that Facebook uses data to influence and target people on the web on topics related to abortion.

US: Supreme Court to repeal abortion law, leaked draft shows

03 May 2022

World
US: Supreme Court to repeal abortion law, leaked draft shows

The Supreme Court of the United States is set to strike down the legal right to abortion if a leaked draft of a majority opinion is to be believed.

Union Cabinet approves Bill allowing abortion at 24 weeks

29 Jan 2020

India
Union Cabinet approves Bill allowing abortion at 24 weeks

In a move that will bring a sigh of relief for women, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill that will allow abortion at 24 weeks, as opposed to the earlier upper limit of 20 weeks.

A pregnant woman was shot, police arrested her for miscarriage

28 Jun 2019

World
A pregnant woman was shot, police arrested her for miscarriage

In a shocking incident, a United States woman has been charged with manslaughter after a shooting led to the death of her unborn child.

Alabama's abortion ban is stricter than even Saudi Arabia

27 May 2019

World
Alabama's abortion ban is stricter than even Saudi Arabia

United States is often perceived as an extremely progressive country; a first-world nation. However, a pregnant person in the US state of Alabama would have less bodily autonomy than most countries in the world, after the state's proposed abortion restrictions.

Hisar: Four-month-old fetus found in hospital toilet

15 May 2019

India
Hisar: Four-month-old fetus found in hospital toilet

A four-month-old fetus was discovered at a hospital in Hisar, Haryana, on Monday. Reportedly, the fetus was discarded in the ladies toilet of a government hospital by an unknown woman.

Man borrows Rs. 6.5L from one girlfriend for second-girlfriend's abortion

24 Dec 2018

Mumbai
Man borrows Rs. 6.5L from one girlfriend for second-girlfriend's abortion

Mumbai Police arrested a man last week who allegedly duped his girlfriend of Rs. 6.5 lakh, and used Rs. 60,000 from it to pay for the abortion of another girlfriend he had impregnated.

Now, a male birth control gel is on its way

07 Dec 2018

World
Now, a male birth control gel is on its way

A lot of couples in the world face the problem of unintended or unplanned pregnancy.

#HealthBytes: General precautions for a healthy abortion

13 Nov 2018

India
#HealthBytes: General precautions for a healthy abortion

Although a couple that is avoiding pregnancy must always practise safe sex (by using condoms), but in case a pregnancy does ultimately occur, a decisive call needs to be taken.

#HealthBytes: Regular yoga improves sperm DNA quality, reduces recurrent abortions

19 Oct 2018

India
#HealthBytes: Regular yoga improves sperm DNA quality, reduces recurrent abortions

Regular yoga practice by men can reduce the incidence of recurrent spontaneous abortion as it improves the quality of sperm DNA, according to a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

A VR film is set to break the abortion stigma

25 Sep 2018

Entertainment
A VR film is set to break the abortion stigma

Abortion in India continues to be a stigmatized issue, often surrounded by shame and silence at different levels- be it at personal, community, or institutional and structural level.

Kolkata: Plastic-bags contained medical waste, not 'decomposed' babies as rumored

03 Sep 2018

India
Kolkata: Plastic-bags contained medical waste, not 'decomposed' babies as rumored

An investigation has found that the alleged bodies of newborn babies, found in plastic bags, was actually medical waste.

19-year-old, 'unaware of pregnancy,' delivers and abandons dead-foetus on flight

27 Jul 2018

India
19-year-old, 'unaware of pregnancy,' delivers and abandons dead-foetus on flight

A woman who gave birth to a premature stillborn baby onboard an Imphal-Guwahati-Delhi Air Asia flight two days ago wasn't aware she was pregnant, she has said.

UP: Alleged rape victim goes to cops carrying fetus

23 Jul 2018

India
UP: Alleged rape victim goes to cops carrying fetus

In a disturbing incident, a 19-year-old woman went to Hasanpur police station, in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, carrying a fetus in a bag to file a rape complaint on Saturday.

Indonesia: Raped by brother, 15-year-old girl jailed for having abortion

22 Jul 2018

World
Indonesia: Raped by brother, 15-year-old girl jailed for having abortion

On Thursday, an Indonesian court awarded six months' imprisonment to a 15-year-old girl, who was raped by her own brother, for undergoing an abortion. Abortion is illegal in the country.

Pope Francis compares abortion to the Nazis' 'purity' obsession

17 Jun 2018

World
Pope Francis compares abortion to the Nazis' 'purity' obsession

Speaking off-the-cuff at a meeting, Pope Francis on Saturday likened abortions to the Nazi obsession with "pure race," and said children should be accepted as they are since they are God's gift.

Savita Halappanavar: The Indian who died saving millions of Irish-women

28 May 2018

World
Savita Halappanavar: The Indian who died saving millions of Irish-women

Yesterday, Ireland voted overwhelmingly to repeal regressive abortion-laws and ensure a safer future for its women.

Ireland: Exit-polls show abortion would be decriminalized soon

26 May 2018

World
Ireland: Exit-polls show abortion would be decriminalized soon

The exit polls show Ireland is poised to overturn the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution that bans abortion under all circumstances.

Pregnant woman loses baby allegedly after CPI(M) leader kicks her

15 Feb 2018

India
Pregnant woman loses baby allegedly after CPI(M) leader kicks her

In a horrific incident, a four-month-pregnant woman in Kerala's Thamarassery had to undergo an abortion allegedly after being kicked in the stomach by a local CPI(M) leader.

Birth control app blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies

19 Jan 2018

Technology
Birth control app blamed for 37 unwanted pregnancies

Birth control app Natural Cycles recently came under fire after it was blamed for 37 cases of unwanted pregnancies.

Husband's consent not required for abortion under MTP Act: SC

28 Oct 2017

India
Husband's consent not required for abortion under MTP Act: SC

The SC dismissed a man's petition seeking damages from his wife for undergoing abortion without his consent.

Odisha: Headmaster impregnates student; villagers demand feast from victim's family

20 Oct 2017

India
Odisha: Headmaster impregnates student; villagers demand feast from victim's family

The stories surrounding rape are as bizarre as the act is commonplace in India.

10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim's child fathered by younger uncle: Police

10 Oct 2017

India
10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim's child fathered by younger uncle: Police

The DNA sample of the 10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim's child has matched with girl's younger maternal uncle and not with the elder one, said police.

SC allows abortion of 17-year-old Bengaluru rape victim

22 Sep 2017

Bengaluru
SC allows abortion of 17-year-old Bengaluru rape victim

Two minor rape victims, a 17-year-old Bengaluru girl and a 13-year-old Delhi girl, have been permitted by the Supreme Court to abort their fetuses.

SC allows 17-year-old Bengaluru rape survivor to abort 24-week fetus

21 Sep 2017

Bengaluru
SC allows 17-year-old Bengaluru rape survivor to abort 24-week fetus

The Supreme Court has given its nod to a 17-year-old rape survivor's pregnancy termination, allowing the Bengaluru victim to abort her 24-week fetus.

Rajasthan: Student gang-raped, forced through abortion, by the director

18 Sep 2017

India
Rajasthan: Student gang-raped, forced through abortion, by the director

In yet another shocking incident showing the complete lack of students' safety in schools, it has come to light that an 18-year-old girl was raped by the director and a teacher of her school in Sikar, Rajasthan.

Newborn of 13-year-old rape survivor dies two days later

11 Sep 2017

India
Newborn of 13-year-old rape survivor dies two days later

Two days after a 13-year-old rape survivor gave birth to a baby, the prematurely-born infant died after reportedly bleeding into his lungs.

13-year-old rape-survivor delivers baby two days after SC allowed abortion

08 Sep 2017

India
13-year-old rape-survivor delivers baby two days after SC allowed abortion

The 13-year-old Mumbai rape survivor, who was granted permission by the SC for aborting her 32-week fetus on 6 September, delivered a boy at Byculla's Sir JJ Hospital.

SC allows 13-year-old rape survivor to abort pregnancy

06 Sep 2017

India
SC allows 13-year-old rape survivor to abort pregnancy

Less than a month after a 10-year-old rape survivor was forced to give birth to her rapist's child, the SC has allowed a pregnant 13-year-old alleged victim to undergo an abortion.

Karnataka HC denies 17-year-old rape victim's abortion plea

03 Sep 2017

Bengaluru
Karnataka HC denies 17-year-old rape victim's abortion plea

The Karnataka HC denied permission for undergoing an abortion to a 17-year-old rape survivor who is over 20 weeks pregnant.

10-year-old rape-survivor delivers baby, not yet told she's a mother

17 Aug 2017

India
10-year-old rape-survivor delivers baby, not yet told she's a mother

A 10-year-old rape victim in Chandigarh has delivered a baby girl at the Government Medical College and Hospital. Both mother and baby are safe.

Hyderabad: 21-year-old engineering student dies after abortion

08 Aug 2017

India
Hyderabad: 21-year-old engineering student dies after abortion

A 21-year-old engineering student, K Harika died on Monday after doctors attempted to terminate her pregnancy which was more than 20 weeks old.

SC suggests medical boards to deal with late abortion requests

29 Jul 2017

India
SC suggests medical boards to deal with late abortion requests

The SC has taken note of the fact that lately, several expectant mothers at risk and rape survivors have approached it for terminating their pregnancies after the legally-permissible 20 weeks.

SC denies abortion to 10-year-old rape victim

28 Jul 2017

India
SC denies abortion to 10-year-old rape victim

The SC has denied permission for abortion to a 10-year-old child who was raped by her uncle. She had approached it after a lower court rejected her abortion plea.

10-year-old pregnant rape survivor, failed by judiciary, goes to SC

25 Jul 2017

India
10-year-old pregnant rape survivor, failed by judiciary, goes to SC

The SC has given fresh hope to a 10-year-old pregnant rape survivor who was denied permission for abortion by a lower court.

After uncle rapes 10-year-old, court denies abortion to the minor!

19 Jul 2017

India
After uncle rapes 10-year-old, court denies abortion to the minor!

In a case of apathy, a 10-year-old rape survivor's abortion plea was rejected by the Court.