47 years after legal sanction, only 22% women have access to safe abortion: Study
Poor states with the high unmet need for contraceptive services tend to have a higher demand for abortion services.
DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ABILASH MARISWAMY
Published Sep 22, 2018
Bengaluru: Though Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of 1971 was passed 47 years ago, safe abortion continues to be a distant dream for most women in India.
Nearly 78% of more than 15 million abortions conducted annually are outside health facilities, accounting to almost 10 deaths per day, stated an IndiaSpend report.