Women still unable to enjoy reproductive health rights
Published: December 21, 2018
It has already been four months since the Parliament passed Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, but due to lack of effective implementation many women across the country are not able to enjoy these rights.
The act has legalised abortion and it has the provision for free abortion service at all public health facilities. This law makes abortion legal for all cases up to 12 weeks’ of gestation on request, up to 28 weeks’ gestation in cases of rape or incest, and at any time if the pregnancy poses a danger to the woman’s life, or physical or mental health, or in case of foetal abnormality.