Abortion has been legal in India since 1971 but it is still not a woman’s right

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Abortion has been legal in India since 1971 but it is still not a woman’s right
Nozer Sheriar
22 April, 2018

Legal barriers, such as the blanket 20-week gestation limit, no mention of unmarried women in the clause of contraceptive failure, the need for physician’s consent – all constrain and deny women reproductive justice.

According to a Worldometers projection, the world has witnessed 36.4 million childbirths since the beginning of this year, and 10.8 million induced abortions. The birth of a child usually gets attention, support and celebration. Abortions usually get judgment, stigma and punishment.

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