3 In 5 Urban Indians Favor Legalization Of Abortion: Ipsos Global Advisor Survey

The global survey shows some countries have highly favourable views towards abortion, as it gives women the right to choose, whether to keep the baby or not.

18 August, 2020
by BW Online Bureau

According to a new global survey by Ipsos in 25 countries, at least 3 in 5 Indians (63%) favour legalization of Abortion in India. While 1 in 4 (24%) were not in favour of legalisation of abortion.

Commenting on the findings, Amit Adarkar, CEO, Ipsos India, said, “Abortion in India is still a criminal offence under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). But the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act of 1971 which was further amended in January 2020, allows women to abort under certain circumstances. It empowers women about their rights. The survey too endorses these rights of women. Though 1 in 4 urban Indians oppose it. It’s not that they do not want these rights, but it is more to avoid misuse for female infanticide.”

Interestingly, at least 7 in 10 global citizens favour legalization of Abortion.

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