India: Abortion law to treat single women on par with married ones

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016, Daily Pioneer

The Union Health Ministry has proposed to allow single women to opt for abortion in cases of unplanned pregnancies, a move aimed to increase their access to safe abortion and allow them to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights.

The law allows abortion only in cases of married women and the Government’s approval will broaden the purview of legal abortion.

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Source: Daily Pioneer