Nepal: Abortion: Crime or Women’s Human Rights?

Abortion: Crime or Women’s Human Rights?
Upendra Raj Dulal
Friday, Feb 03, 2017

Abortion everywhere is a battle between choice and life. One side argues woman’s decision about her own body and the other side argues about developing baby’s life. It has been a controversial subject in many societies through history on religious, moral, ethical, practical, and political grounds. It has been banned frequently and otherwise limited by law.

Abortion is simply understood as termination of the immature and undeveloped fetus before the natural time of delivery. However, there is no any specific definition of abortion in Nepalese legal system yet. But it has been incorporated as an element of homicide under the chapter on the homicide of Muluki Ain (2020 B.S.) despite that it has already been recognized as a human right internationally.

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