Medical Termination

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Union Cabinet approves Bill allowing abortion at 24 weeks

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.

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

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.

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

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.

SC suggests medical boards to deal with late abortion requests

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.

SC denies abortion to 10-year-old rape victim

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.

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

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.

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

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.

SC allows woman to terminate 26-week-old pregnancy

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.

Delhi: Supreme Court in favour of relaxing abortion deadline

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.

As MTP Act amendment lies pending, SC raps Centre

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.

Mumbai's BJP leader wants Gateway of India to be renamed

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.

Rohtak- Child of 10-year-old raped by stepfather to be aborted

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.

SC denies permission for abortion of foetus with severe disabilities

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.

Wife of Sangli doctor begged him to stop female foeticide

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.

Seven arrested so far in massive Sangli abortion racket

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.

Massive female foeticide racket unearthed in Maharashtra

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.

SC rejects abortion of foetus suffering from Down syndrome

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.

Child born out of rape, entitled to compensation: Delhi HC

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".