India – Reason behind each abortion must be provided: Collector

May 29, 2023

Kolhapur: District collector Rahul Rekhawar has instructed the health authorities to ensure that every pregnant woman is registered with the relevant authorities agencies, and that any woman undergoing an abortion after the first trimester must provide the reason for the same to the heath officials.

The move, said officials, is a bid to ensure the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, given that cases of abortion have reportedly been on the rise across Kolhapur district in recent years.