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AA Edit | Landmark abortion ruling expands women’s rights

The sweep of the judgment is truly remarkable as the right to access a safe abortion at the hands of licensed medical practitioners is total

01 Oct 2022 12:10 AM

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

The U.N. agency dealing with sexual and reproductive health said that whether or not abortion is legal 'it happens all too often'

25 Jun 2022 1:35 PM

Texas doctor who defied state’s new abortion ban is sued

Former attorneys in Arkansas and Illinois filed separate state lawsuits Monday against Dr. Alan Braid

21 Sep 2021 11:52 AM

How Justice Ginsburg's death could reshape the US presidential campaign

Democrats and Republicans were largely unified in praising Ginsburg as a leading legal thinker and advocate for women’s rights

19 Sep 2020 2:03 PM

President Andrzej Duda wins Polish election by slight margin

A close ally of Trump, Duda has vowed to tighten restrictive laws against abortion and has campaigned against 'LGBT ideology'

13 Jul 2020 2:36 PM


SC to examine legal validity of sections in abortion law

The Section 3(4) bars the termination of pregnancy of a woman, below the age of 18 years without the consent of her guardians.

16 Jul 2019 4:18 AM

Hundreds turn out to protest Alabama's groundbreaking abortion ban

Protesters in Montgomery held up signs reading 'her body, her choice' and 'we are not ovary-acting.'

20 May 2019 3:57 PM

Watch: This US congressman said rape can be 'consensual'

The veteran from Cape Girardeau Police Department even touched on his experiences handling rape cases.

18 May 2019 11:18 AM

Savita's grieving father thanks Irish voters for overturning abortion ban

In referendum held on Friday, results announced on Saturday night, Irish people voted to overturn abortion ban by 66.4 pc to 33.6 pc.

27 May 2018 5:35 PM

Bombay HC lets minor rape survivor to terminate 24-week pregnancy

According to Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, abortion beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy can be done only after getting high court's nod.

10 May 2018 11:51 AM


13-yr-old rape victim, allowed abortion, delivers baby at Mumbai hospital

Doctors decided to perform caesarean because terminating 31-week-old pregnancy was risky for her life.

08 Sep 2017 9:20 PM

SC allows 13-year-old rape survivor to abort 32-week-old pregnancy

Section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act prohibits abortion of a foetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

06 Sep 2017 3:39 PM

SC allows woman to abort 26-week foetus due to abnormalities

The woman and her husband had approached the SC seeking permission for abortion for abnormalities which could be fatal to her too.

03 Jul 2017 1:34 PM

Discourse: Returning women their body

India was one of the 15 countries that passed a liberal abortion law in 1971.

17 Apr 2017 6:26 AM

SC refuses urgent hearing to plea challenging validity of abortion law

A woman has challenged the validity of a provision of the MTP Act which prohibits abortion of foetus which are 20-week-old or more.

02 Mar 2017 6:59 PM