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Medical Termination of Pregnancy

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What’s happening in the high court of Gujarat

23 Aug 2023 12:00 AM

Govt hikes abortion limit to 24 weeks in key cases

If the pregnancy has to be terminated in 20 weeks, the opinion of one doctor is required.

30 Jan 2020 1:43 AM

Bombay high court allows abortion of 30-wk foetus

which mandated that MTPs be performed only at government hospitals or hospitals and clinics recognised by the state for the same.

22 Sep 2018 6:04 AM

HC ruling on 30-wk foetus abortion today

The woman already has a five-yr-old boy with Down’s Syndrome.

21 Sep 2018 1:43 AM

Bombay HC allows minor to terminate 24-week foetus

The girl, who is now in the 24th week of her pregnancy, was raped earlier this year.

15 Sep 2018 1:08 AM


Activists say 1971 MTP Act is outdated

MTP is allowed provided if it fits into five conditions mentioned in the law and allowed only up to 20-weeks only.

02 Aug 2018 2:12 AM

‘SC should consider rape victims’ plight’

The girl had later delivered, but the baby boy expired after a few days.

02 Aug 2018 2:06 AM

Doctor couple arrested for illegal abortions in Solapur

The police took action against the couple after receiving a complaint against them from a Solapur-based civil surgeon M.R. Pattanshetty.

27 Aug 2017 1:44 AM

Pregnancy Act amendments on hold

The PMO has instead asked the ministry to strengthen the existing MTP and Pre Conception-Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act.

26 May 2017 6:04 AM

Medical termination of pregnancy claimed four lives

As per recent BMC data collated from registered MTP centres, over 40,000 women underwent medical or surgical abortion over the past year.

16 May 2017 2:36 AM


PAC recommends pre-natal sex test

Several women and health rights organisations have condemned the PAC’s suggestions.

11 Apr 2017 12:44 AM

Alter abortion laws: Husband

After apex court allows his wife to abort foetus, says ‘no one should suffer like us’.

17 Jan 2017 1:12 AM

Government wants abortion rights for all women in India

The MTP Act in India came into existence in 1971 and was amended in 2003 to facilitate better access to women.

15 Nov 2016 1:23 AM