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.

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