29 Jan 2020
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.
21 Sep 2017
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.
06 Sep 2017
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.
29 Jul 2017
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.
28 Jul 2017
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.
25 Jul 2017
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.
19 Jul 2017
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.
03 Jul 2017
SC allows woman to terminate 26-week-old pregnancy
The SC has allowed a Kolkata-based woman to terminate her 26-week pregnancy. Abortions beyond 20 weeks aren't allowed in India unless in extreme circumstances.
25 Jun 2017
Delhi: Supreme Court in favour of relaxing abortion deadline
The Supreme Court came out in favour of amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act by allowing women to abort terminally ill fetuses beyond the present limit of 20 weeks.
22 Jun 2017
As MTP Act amendment lies pending, SC raps Centre
An amendment to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act extending permissible limit for abortion beyond 20 weeks has been pending in parliament since 2014.
11 Jun 2017
Mumbai's BJP leader wants Gateway of India to be renamed
BJP MLA Raj Purohit wants Mumbai's iconic Gateway of India to be renamed to 'Bharatdwar'. Purohit earlier wanted Marine Lines railway station to be changed to Mumbadevi.
17 May 2017
Rohtak- Child of 10-year-old raped by stepfather to be aborted
Doctors at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) said that Rohtak based 10-year-old girl who got pregnant after being raped by her stepfather would undergo an abortion this week.
28 Mar 2017
SC denies permission for abortion of foetus with severe disabilities
The SC denied permission for abortion to a pregnant woman despite a medical report detecting the foetus with Type-2 Arnold-Chiari malformation, implying severe physical and mental disabilities.
14 Mar 2017
Wife of Sangli doctor begged him to stop female foeticide
According to investigators, wife of the Sangli homeopathic doctor accused of carrying out sex-selective abortions urged him to stop the illegal practice two months ago, but her pleas were ignored.
09 Mar 2017
Seven arrested so far in massive Sangli abortion racket
Police have till now arrested seven in the Sangli abortion racket, including three doctors and the husband of the victim through whom the case came to light. Four sonography machines have been seized.
06 Mar 2017
Massive female foeticide racket unearthed in Maharashtra
In a shocking incident, at least 19 female foetuses were found dumped near a stream in Mhaisal village of Sangli district in Maharashtra.
04 Mar 2017
SC rejects abortion of foetus suffering from Down syndrome
The SC recently rejected a woman's plea for abortion of her 26-week old foetus suffering from Down syndrome.
14 Dec 2016
Child born out of rape, entitled to compensation: Delhi HC
The Delhi HC while issuing a direction in a rape case where a man raped and impregnated his 14-year-old stepdaughter, said that a child "born out of rape" was also authorized to get compensation like "maintenance and support".