India: Jindal-Ipas Joint Consultation Deliberates on Safe Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Rights

Posted by EDITOR On November 17, 2016 0

NEW DELHI, November 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

The Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology (CHLET), Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) in collaboration with Ipas Development Foundation held a one-day consultation on access to safe abortion for minor girls with a special focus on The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) on the 12th of November, 2016 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Speaking about the contradictions between The Medical Termination Of Pregnancy (MTP) Act and the POCSO Act, Ms. Dipika Jain, Associate Professor Jindal Global and Associate Dean and Executive Director Centre for Health Law, Ethics andTechnology, Jindal Global Law School said, “All pregnant minors are treated as survivors of rape and other pre-existing notion associated with pre-marital sex and abortion related stigma force many minor girls to seek abortion from unapproved service provider outside the mainstream health system. This is a matter of grave concern and needs urgent redressal.”

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