India: SC notice to govt on abortion deadline

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SC notice to govt on abortion deadline
Dhananjay Mahapatra | TNN | Jun 22, 2017

NEW DELHI: Delay in amending the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act to provide women a wider window to abort terminally ill fetuses is forcing many to move the Supreme Court for permission to end their pregnancies that are beyond the legally permissible termination period of 20 weeks.

The SC on Wednesday sought the Centre's response to a petition by a Kolkata-based pregnant woman challenging the validity of Section 3 of the MTP Act, 1971, which says pregnancy cannot be terminated after 20 weeks.

Continued at source: Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/sc-notice-to-govt-on-abortion-deadline/articleshow/59261029.cms

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India: Minor raped, dies after botched abortion in Telangana

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Minor raped, dies after botched abortion in Telangana

By Express News Service | Published: 11th June 2017

KHAMMAM: In a shocking incident, a mentally-challenged girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulted and impregnated by a person and was forced to undergo an abortion by the village panchayat in Kallur mandal of the district, died of infection that spread after she underwent abortion. The incident, once again, came to the fore about the `instant justice’ delivered by local panchayats.

According to Kallur police, the 15-year-old girl hails from Errapandira village of Kallur mandal. The girl’s parents are daily wage workers. Taking advantage of the absence of her parents, a 24-year-old youth of the village, M Chennakeshavulu befriended the girl and started exploiting her sexually. This went on for more than six months and in April, the parents of the girl noticed that she was a pregnant.

Continued at source: New India Express: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/2017/jun/11/minor-raped-dies-after-botched-abortion-in-telangana-1615401.html

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India: Cops’ sting unearths doc’s abortion racket

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Cops' sting unearths doc's abortion racket
TNN | Updated: Jun 7, 2017

KURAVI (MAHBUBABAD): The state government drive to encourage women to deliver babies at government hospitals resulted in the discovery of a long-running illegal sex-determination tests and abortion racket here.

According to inspector of Special Branch of police R Santosh, Dr R Srinivas of Swetha Nursing Home in the mandal headquarters here is suspected to have conducted nearly 300 illegal abortions of female foetuses in the last five months. The police said they suspect that he has been conducting such operations since 2013.

Continued at source: Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/cops-sting-unearths-docs-abortion-racket/articleshow/59031074.cms

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Mumbai: No prescription required, abortion pills at doorstep

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Mumbai: No prescription required, abortion pills at doorstep
By Rupsa Chakraborty | Mumbai | Posted 02-Jun-2017

With this line, online agencies hawk pregnancy termination pills, often to women unaware of the danger of using medication without expert help. mid-day puts itself out there as a desperate customer

An unplanned pregnancy can be terrifying, particularly for single, underage girls afraid of the backlash from their parents and society. This is the fear that online stores are exploiting, by offering abortion pills without prescriptions.

Continued at source: Mid-Day: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-news-abortion-pills-no-prescription-pregnancy-termination-pills-online-agencies/18299199

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India: PM Modi looks into botched up abortion

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PM Modi looks into botched up abortion

THE ASIAN AGE. | TEENA THACKER
Published : May 28, 2017

New Delhi: The recent incident of a 26-year-old woman dying during a botched up termination of pregnancy has caught the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PM has sought a report from the Centre on the matter, with a mandate to the Union health ministry to strengthen the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.

The police in March had arrested a homeopath, Dr Babasaheb Khidrapure, who ran an illicit abortion racket in the Mhaisal village, Maharashtra, after the discovery of as many as 19 aborted female foetuses dumped in a sewer.

Continued at source: Asian Age: http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/280517/pm-modi-looks-into-botched-up-abortion.html

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India: 10-Year-Old Haryana Girl, Raped By Stepfather, Undergoes Abortion

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10-Year-Old Haryana Girl, Raped By Stepfather, Undergoes Abortion
The 10-year-old living in Haryana's Rohtak, said her stepfather has been sexually assaulting her for a long time.

All India | Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Updated: May 19, 2017

The 10-year-old girl, raped by her stepfather, was five months into the pregnancy,
Rohtak: A 10-year-old Rohtak girl, who was found to be five months pregnant after being allegedly raped by her stepfather, underwent an abortion today, after the district court had left the decision to a panel of doctors. "The process (of abortion) is complete now. The girl is recovering," said the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) Rohtak doctor, Prashant Kumar.

The medical board of PGIMS on May 16 had decided to abort the foetus of the girl after the district court left it to the panel of doctors to take a call on the matter.

Continued at source: NDTV: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/10-year-old-haryana-girl-raped-by-stepfather-undergoes-abortion-1695879

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Indian court allows 10-year-old rape victim to have an abortion

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Indian court allows 10-year-old rape victim to have an abortion
Girl had crossed 20-week legal limit after which terminations are usually only allowed if there is danger to life of mother or baby

Agence France-Presse

Wednesday 17 May 2017

A 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations in India, police in the country said on Wednesday.

The child has said she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather, who has since been arrested.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/17/indian-court-allows-10-year-old-victim-to-have-an-abortion

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India: Under-19 abortions high in Mumbai, reveals RTI query

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Under-19 abortions high in Mumbai, reveals RTI query
The query revealed that there were 33,526 abortions in 2016-17, of which at least 491 were girls below 19 and 1,336 single women

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Published: May 16, 2017

Since 2013, abortions have increased from 30,117 to 34,790 in 2015.

A query under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that at least four women died due to complications arising from abortion in 2016-17 after undergoing medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run hospitals. Three of them succumbed to sepsis, which experts claim can be prevented by infection-control mechanisms.

Continued at source: India Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/under-19-abortions-high-in-mumbai-reveals-rti-query-4657578/

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India 10-year-old child rape victim in abortion plea

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India 10-year-old child rape victim in abortion plea

15 May 2017

A panel of doctors has met in India to discuss the case of a 10-year-old rape victim who is seeking an abortion.

The girl was repeatedly raped by her stepfather and is due to give birth in about four months, police in the northern town of Rohtak told the BBC.

He has been arrested and detained pending a full police investigation.

Indian law does not allow terminations after 20 weeks unless the woman's life is in danger. The girl's request for an abortion is for the courts to decide.

Continued at link: BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-39921371

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India: Discourse: Returning women their body

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Discourse: Returning women their body

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | AMBER SINHA
Published Apr 16, 2017,

India was one of the 15 countries that passed a liberal abortion law in 1971.

The Supreme Court has recently intervened in cases where women have sought abortion because the foetus is deformed, triggering demands to allow women to determine the course of their pregnancies. India was one of the 15 countries that passed a liberal abortion law in 1971. Today, the government must bring it in line with international standards and reflect both medical advances and the rights of women over their own bodies.

Continued at link: Deccan Chronicle: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/opinion/op-ed/160417/discourse-returning-women-their-body.html

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